LGL is a pioneering effort to empower low-income intersex, transgender, and gender non-conforming people. Our volunteers collaborate throughout the semester with LGBT and transgender focused organizations. In our trainings, we will learn about the unique legal challenges facing the transgender community, including issues of immigration, criminal law, and domestic violence. The primary work of this clinic will entail partnering with the Los Angeles LGBT Center to help our community achieve full authenticity in their identity through legal name and gender changes. LGL serves Los Angeles communities in line with the principles of the Sylvia Rivera Law Project of New York. We recognize that the activist efforts of trans people were historically, and should continue to be, central to the LGBT rights movement. Our volunteers will be able to familiarize themselves with LGBT rights organizations, and provide direct client services by performing intakes, completing petitions, drafting declarations, and providing referrals as necessary. There will also be opportunities to practice Spanish. Each volunteer will be expected attend once a semester.
Jaylin Stevenson: firstname.lastname@example.org
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