ACLU & NYCLU LGBTQ Rights Virtual Reception
We Belong Here –
Defending and Protecting the Rights of Trans and Gender Diverse People to Exist and Thrive

June 15, 2021 
6:00-7:15pm EDT 

Join the NYCLU and ACLU for our annual discussion and celebration our LGBTQ+ rights work. Transgender, Gender Non-Conforming and Non-Binary people (TGNCNB) are just trying to live and enjoy their human rights. Trans youth and their families are facing some of the strongest attacks across the U.S. from state legislation aimed at limiting their access to health care and sports programs. Moreover, TGNCNB strive to be recognized with IDs that match their gender identities and to work without facing discrimination, harassment, and criminalization. The ACLU and NYCLU, led by our staff with lived experience, are working with the TGNCNB community to fight back and to create affirming policies and protections – and we are making progress in New York.

Honoring Jon L. Stryker and Slobodan Randjelović 
Philanthropists and Pioneering Supporters of the ACLU’s LGBTQ Rights Work

Featuring an exclusive performance from singer-songwriter Treya Lam

Speakers include:

Arli Christian, Campaign Strategist, National Political Advocacy Department, ACLU

James Esseks, Director, Jon L. Stryker and Slobodan Randjelović LGBTQ & HIV Project, ACLU

Donna Lieberman, Executive Director, NYCLU

Jared Trujillo, NYCLU Policy Counsel

Andraya Yearwood, ACLU Client (Soule et al v. CT Association of Schools et al)

LaLa Zannell, Trans Justice Campaign Manager, ACLU


Special Guests:

The ACLU and NYCLU's LGBTQ & HIV Rights Project Reception is an annual networking reception raising funds for the ACLU and NYCLU's LGBTQ rights work, featuring our staff and clients, supported and attended by more than 300 guests, including young professionals and top talent from leading law firms and companies. The reception attracts a diverse array of ACLU and NYCLU supporters who are acocmplished professionals and who support, or are affiliated with, the LGBTQ+ community.