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The Fight for Gender Justice, Part I: Protecting Gender Identity & Expression for America’s Youth

October 19 at 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm

A pride flag featuring the rainbow colors as well as the pink and blue Trans Pride colors.

Join the Birnbaum Women’s Leadership Network, OUTLaw, and the Ms. Foundation for Women for the first event in The Fight for Gender Justice, a three-part speaker series that will convene thought leaders from across advocacy organizations and the legal field to highlight the legal and advocacy battles at the forefront of the movement for gender justice. “Protecting Gender Identity & Expression for America’s Youth” will bring together top activists and attorneys fighting to protect the individual right to gender expression and freedom from discrimination. The panelists will discuss the anti-trans legislation pending across the U.S. that aims to restrict access to gender-affirming health care, participation in sports teams consistent with their gender identity, and other recent restrictions.


  • Melissa Murray (Welcome Remarks), Frederick I. and Grace Stokes Professor of Law; Faculty Director, Birnbaum Women’s Leadership Network, NYU Law
  • Sam Ames (Introduction), Director of Advocacy & Government Affairs, The Trevor Project
  • Ruth McFarlane (Moderator), Chief Advancement Officer, Ms. Foundation for Women
  • Hayley Gorenberg ’92, Legal Director, New York Lawyers for the Public Interest
  • Andy Marra, Executive Director, Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund
  • Asaf Orr, Senior Staff Attorney/Transgender Youth Project Director, National Center for Lesbian Rights

This event is free and open to the public; kindly register via Zoom. Attendees will receive a confirmation email with the Zoom link and password after registering. Please visit the NYU Law calendar listing for additional information.


October 19
6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
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