2009-10

This listing is for past 2009-10 events. Please see the Events menu for Upcoming Events.

To download the Fall 2009 Calendar (PDF), click here.
To download the Spring 2010 Calendar (PDF), click here.
 

Saturday, June 12, 2010
13th Annual UCLA Lavender Graduation
Anderson School of Management – Korn Hall
12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Williams Institute founder Chuck Williams will be presented the UCLA Alumnus Award for Distinguished Service to the LGBT Community.

Sponsored by:
UCLA Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual Transgender Campus Resource Center

May 30 – June 25, 2010
Sexual Orientation Law Summer Program
Universidad de Cantabria
Santander, Spain

*6 (six) units of academic credit available for current law students.

LGBT Course Listing:
International Equality – Darren Rosenblum, Professor of Law, Pace University School of Law
Same-Sex Couples & Freedom to Marry – Evan Wolfson, Founder, Freedom to Marry Project
Comparative Law & Sexuality – Seval Yildirim, Associate Professor of Law, Whittier Law School
Recognition of Lesbian and Gay Relationships – Brad Sears, Executive Director, The Williams Institute
Transgender Law – Shannon Minter, Legal Director, National Center for Lesbian Rights
 

Friday, July 9, 2010
Reception for Delegation of Police Officers from the Balkan State of Montenegro
Here Lounge
696 Robertson
West Hollywood
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Don’t miss the opportunity to meet and dialogue with Montenegro law enforcement personnel supporting the Balkan’s first conference on sexual orientation law.

To RSVP, please call (323) 848-6414

Co-sponsored by:
The City of West Hollywood, Christopher Street West, and the West Hollywood Sheriff’s Department
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
Investment Symposium: Wealth Planning for Domestic Partners
Philadelphia Marriott Downtown
1201 Market Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Featuring:
Joseph Romano, Executive Director, Wealth Advisory Resources, Planning Director, Philadelphia Region, Morgan Stanley Smith Barney
Brad Sears, Executive Director, The Williams Institute, UCLA School of Law
Naomi Goldberg, Peter J. Cooper Public Policy Fellow, The Williams Institute

Special remarks by:
Kerry Piercy, Managing Director, Diversity Director, Morgan Stanley Smith Barney
Jayna Tutino, Associate Director of Individual Philanthropy, GLAAD

Hosted by:
Stephen Dimodica, Managing Director, Greater Philadelphia Regional Director Wealth Management, Morgan Stanley Smith Barney

*RSVP Required by June 2 to lauren.damm@mssb.com or by phone at 215-854-6296

  

Thursday, June 10, 2010
Strategic Segregation in the Modern Prison
Works-in-Progress Series
Sharon Dolovich, Professor of Law, UCLA School of Law
UCLA School of Law, Room 2448
12:20-1:40pm

Monday, June 7, 2010
When Gay People Get Married: What Happens When Societies Legalize Same-sex Marriage
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
300 North LaSalle
Chicago, IL 60654
6:00-8:00 p.m.
*CLE Credit Availible

Speakers:
Lee Badgett, Research Director, Williams Institute
Doug NeJaime, Associate Professor of Law, Loyola Law School

Co-sponsored by:
Kirkland & Ellis LLP Diversity LGBT Subcommittee

Click here to RSVP or call (310) 794-5192.
 

Thursday, May 27, 2010
Investment Symposium: Wealth Planning for Domestic Partners
Luxe Hotel
11461 Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles, California
5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Featuring:
Alan Wolberg, Executive Director, Wealth Advisory Resources, Planning Director–Soundview Region, Morgan Stanley Smith Barney
Naomi Goldberg, Peter J. Cooper Public Policy Fellow, The Williams Institute
Michael D. Steinberger, The Williams Institute, Public Policy Fellow

Special remarks by:
Kerry Piercy, Managing Director, Diversity Director, Morgan Stanley Smith Barney
Jonathan Sandville, Chief Development Officer, GLAAD

Hosted by:
Robert Perry, Managing Director, Los Angeles Metro Regional Director Wealth Management, Morgan Stanley Smith Barney

*RSVP Required by May 20 to Leslie.Quintanilla@mssb.com or by phone at 310-285-4885 or Sassan.Sassani@mssb.com or by phone at 310-285-4825.

Co-sponsored by: Morgan Stanley Smith Barney & GLAAD
 

Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Williams Institute Spring Reception
Join us for cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and an educational update featuring Representative Tammy Baldwin
Washington, D.C.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Seminar: Empirical Research & Extending Marriage to Same-Sex Couples: Clashing Social Movements, Public Opinion, and the Law

Brad Sears, the Executive Director of the Williams Institute, gave the Pufendorf Lecture yesterday at Lund University in Lund, Sweden. The talk, Empirical Research & Extending Marriage to Same-Sex Couples, was part of the Pufendorf Lecture Series. The endowed lectures are held by Lund’s Department of Sociology to invite prominent speakers on law, sociology and public policy matters to present on new and culturally significant matters.

Click here for more information.

Monday, May 17, 2010  *to be rescheduled
Attracting, Advancing and Retaining LGBT Lawyers
*Author & Book Event (CLE Credit Available)
Lisa A. Linsky, Partner, McDermott Will & Emery
Los Angeles, CA
For more information or to RSVP, please call (310) 267-4382 or email the Williams Institute.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Investment Symposium: Wealth Planning for Domestic Partners
399 Park Avenue
New York City
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Speakers:
Alan Wolberg, Executive Director, Wealth Advisory Resources, Planning Director–Soundview Region, Morgan Stanley Smith Barney
Brad Sears, Executive Director, The Williams Institute, UCLA School of Law
Naomi Goldberg, Peter J. Cooper Public Policy Fellow, The Williams Institute

Special remarks by:
Kerry Piercy, Managing Director, Diversity Director, Morgan Stanley Smith Barney
Jeff DeKorte, Co-Chair, GLAAD New York Leadership Council

Hosted by:
Chad Kaprzak, First Vice President, Regional Business Development Manager, New York City Region, Morgan Stanley Smith Barney
Sandra Richards, Assistant Vice President, National Business Development, Diverse and Multicultural Markets, Morgan Stanley Smith Barney

*RSVP Required by May 6 to MSSB.NBD.Events@morganstanley.com or 914-225-8305.

Co-sponsored by: Morgan Stanley Smith Barney & GLAAD

Wednesday, April 28, 2010
National Legal Panel – As part of the Equality Forum 2010
Arts Bank – 601 South Broad Street
7:00 p.m. – 8:15 p.m.
Philadelphia, PA

Moderator:
Brad Sears, Executive Director, The Williams Institute
Panelists:
Toni Broaddus, Executive Director, Equality Federation
Kevin Cathcart, Executive Director, Lambda Legal
Matthew Coles, Director, ACLU LGBT Project
Nancy Polikoff, Professor, American University Washington College of Law

Monday, April 26, 2010
LGBT Secondary Data Analyses: Best practices
UCLA – Haines 297
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Speakers:
Gary Gates, Distinguished Williams Scholar, The Williams Institute

This presentation will discuss best practices associated with the analyses of secondary data related to sexual orientation and gender identity.  Over a five year period, a multidisciplinary team of social scientists met to identify the best scientific approaches to gathering and analyzing data on sexual orientation within the context of population-based surveys. Supported by the Ford Foundation, the project was designed to increase the quantity and quality of sexual orientation data. This presentation will summarize best practices with regard to LGBT data analyses and consider unique issues associated with analysis of same-sex couple data from the US Census Bureau.

Sponsored by: UCLA Sociology Department and the Family Working Group Irene Flecknoe Ross Lecture Series

Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Adolescents of the USA National Longitudinal Lesbian Family Study
Works-in-Progress Series
Nanette Gartrell, Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, University of California, San Francisco
UCLA School of Law, Room 2448
12:20 p.m. – 1:40 p.m.

Sunday, April 18, 2010
“The Amazing Race for Marriage Equality” Scavenger Hunt
Los Angeles

Join Neil Patrick Harris, Kristin Chenoweth, Jeff Probst, Steven Weber, Kathy Najimy, Camryn Manheim, and many other celebrities in a scavenger hunt across Los Angeles.  Individuals and team sign-up’s available. Admission $75 per person. All proceeds to benefit the Williams Institute.

Sponsored by The Los Angeles Race Fantastique

Thursday, April 8, 2010
16th Annual Treasures of Los Angeles Awards Ceremony
Downtown Los Angeles

The Williams Institute is a 2010 Treasures of L.A. award recipient. Awards are presented to notable Angelenos and organizations who have made outstanding contributions to their community. This year’s honorees include Legendary Dodger Fernando Valenzuela, James Worthy of the Los Angeles Lakers, and the Leavey Trauma Center at California Hospital Medical Center.

Sponsored by the Central City Association of Los Angeles

Thursday, April 1, 2010
LGBT Americans and the Census – National Census Day Congressional Briefing
U.S. Capitol Hill
HVC-215
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM (EST)

Panelists will provide information on how the Census counts LGBT individuals and families, and describe efforts currently underway by the Census Bureau to ensure LGBT Americans and households will be visible in 2010.

Speakers:
Gary J. Gates, Williams Distinguished Scholar, Williams Institute, UCLA School of Law
Che Ruddell-Tabisola, LGBT National Partnership Manager, US Census Bureau
Maxim Thorne, Senior Vice President for Development, NAACP
Glenn Magpantay, Staff Attorney, Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund
Mara Keisling, Executive Director, National Center for Transgender Equality
Darlene Nipper, Deputy Executive Director, National Gay and Lesbian Task Force
David Stacy, Senior Policy Advocate, Human Rights Campaign

Click here to see pictures and to listen to a recording of the briefing.

Sponsored by Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus


Thursday, March 25, 2010 

When Gay People Get Married: What Happens When Societies Legalize Same-Sex Marriage
*Author & Book Event (CLE Credit Available)
M.V. Lee Badgett, Research Director, Williams Institute
Atlanta, GA
5:30-7:30pm
For more information or to RSVP, please call (310) 267-4382 or email the Williams Institute.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Regulation of Sexuality in the Americas through Law and Stigma
Leonardo J. Raznovich, Principal Lecturer, Law and Criminal Justice Studies, Director, Division for Law and Dispute Resolution, Canterbury Christ Church University
UCLA School of Law, Room 1420
5:00-7:00 pm

March 17, 2010
CLS v. Martinez: Education, Religion, and Sexuality
UCLA School of Law, Room 1430
5:00-6:30pm

Panelists:
Nan Hunter, Legal Scholarship Director, Williams Institute, Visiting Professor, UCLA School of Law
Stuart Biegel, Professor, UCLA School of Law, UCLA Graduate School of Education
Mark Scarberry, Professor, Pepperdine University School of Law

For more information, to RSVP, email woolley2011@lawnet.ucla.edu.
Sponsored by: OUTLaw, Christian Legal Society

March 11-13, 2010
4th Annual CRS Symposium & Reunion: Intersectionality: Challenging Theory, Reframing Politics, Transforming Movements
Presented by UCLA Law Critical Race Studies Program
UCLA School of Law

Since the publication of Kimberlé Crenshaw’s formative articles – Demarginalizing the Intersection of Race & Sex (1989), and Mapping the Margins: Intersectionality, Identity Politics & Violence Against Women of Color (1994) – the concept of intersectionality has traversed more than a dozen academic disciplines and transnational and popular political discourse, generated multiple conferences, monographs, and anthologies, and animated hundreds of articles and essays. In the twenty years since Crenshaw introduced intersectionality, critiques of identity politics and multiculturalism and, more recently, claims of a “post-racial” era have blossomed. In 2010, we will re-visit the origins of intersectionality as a theoretical frame and site of legal interventions and consider its still unfolding potential for unmasking subordination and provoking social change.

Presenting Co-sponsor: The Williams Institute

Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Unsex CEDAW: The Problem With “Women’s Rights”
Works-in-Progress Series
Darren Rosenblum, Professor of Law, Pace Law School
UCLA School of Law, Room 2448
12:20-1:40pm

February 19-20, 2010
9th Annual Update: Sexuality and Gender Law: Assessing the Field, Envisioning the Future
Co-sponsored by UCLA Law Review

9.5 Units of MCLE Credit Available

Both in scholarship and in judicial opinions, issues related to sexuality and gender constitute one of the most dynamic and vibrant fields in American law. Yet there has been no sustained examination or critique of the field itself and of its importance to constitutional theory more generally. This conference will bring together leading scholars from both inside and outside the field to reflect on how sexuality and gender has changed the law, and how the field itself is likely to change. The program will include the Final Round of the Annual Williams Institute Moot court competition.

Thursday, February 18, 2010
A Primer on Empirical Research on LGBT Issues and Populations
By Application Only

Presented annually by the Williams Institute’s M.V. Lee Badgett and Gary J. Gates, this training is directed at graduate students who are or will be conducting empirical research on sexual orientation and gender identity. The two-day workshop provides participants with the skills to identify the principal ways in which sexual orientation and gender identity is identified on surveys; critically examine data that include identification of sexual orientation; and identify and access existing empirical data, including U.S. Census data, that permit the identification of sexual orientation. Susan Cochran, Professor of Epidemiology, UCLA School of Public Health will also be presenting.

Saturday, January 30, 2010
6th Annual Williams Institute Moot Court Competition, Preliminary Rounds
UCLA School of Law

Over thirty teams from ABA-accredited law schools across the United States will gather at UCLA School of Law to compete. Participants will address the question of religious liberty and LGBT Rights.

Sponsored by: Mayer Brown & Wells Fargo

February 3-7, 2010
The National Conference on LGBT Equality: Creating Change
Dallas, TX

The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force’s 22nd Annual Conference for the LGBT movement. The Williams Institute will present two panels on Using Public Policy Research to Pass Good Legislation and LGBT Media and Communications.

Speakers:
M.V. Lee Badgett, Research Director, The Williams Institute
Angie Buhl, Project Director, Equality South Dakota (*legislative panel only)
Gary J. Gates, The Williams Distinguished Scholar, The Williams Institute
Naomi G. Goldberg, Peter J. Cooper Public Policy Fellow, The Williams Institute
Christopher Ramos, Research Associate, The Williams Institute
 

Sunday, January 17, 2010
Jazz and Champagne Brunch

Please join us to kick off the 9th Annual Update at the home of Mike Gleason & Dave Kettel.

December 17, 2009
The Higher Cost of Being Gay: Life, Death, and Taxes
Urban Institute
Washington, DC
12:00 to 1:30 pm

Co-sponsored by Tax Policy Center with funding for study by Merrill Lynch.

December 4, 2009
Gay Rights and Religious Liberty Conference
*By Invitation Only
Princeton University 

Co-sponsored by:
James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions
 

December 1, 2009
World AIDS Day 2009: Public Health, Human Rights, and HIV/AIDS
UCLA School of Law
Room 1430
12:20-1:40 pm

In observation of World AIDS Day, the Williams Institute is hosting panel on current developments in HIV/AIDS law and public policy. Topics discussed will include HIV/AIDS policy under the Obama administration, the impact of state budget cuts on HIV/AIDS prevention and services in Los Angeles County and California, and HIV treatment and prevention in the California prison system.
 

November 24, 2009 (*CHANGE OF DATE)
Gender Identity and the Constitution
David B. Cruz, Visiting Scholar, The Williams Institute, Professor, USC Gould School of Law
Works-in-Progress Series
UCLA School of Law, Room 2326
12:20 – 1:40 pm
 

November 17, 2009
A Jihad for Love
*Film Screening, followed by panel with film Director
UCLA School of Law
5:30-8:00 pm

Speakers:
Parvez Sharma, Director, A Jihad For Love
Sohail Daulatzai, Assistant Professor, African American Studies & Film and Media Studies
School of Humanities, UC Irvine
Russell K. Robinson, Professor of Law, UCLA School of Law

Moderator:
Asli Ü. Bâli, Acting Professor of Law, UCLA School of Law

Co-sponsored by:
OutLaw, UCLA Law Critical Race Studies Program, UCLA School of Law Public Interest Law Program

November 10, 2009
Williams Institute Fall Reception
The Gabarron Foundation
Carriage House Center for the Arts
149 East 38th Street
New York, NY 10016

Educational Program (CLE): 5:30–6:30pm
Cocktail Reception: 6:30–8:00pm

October 23-25, 2009
Justice in the Balkans: Equality for Sexual Minorities
Podgorica, Montenegro

Click here for conference photo album.

This international academic conference will address the problems and perspectives on Human Rights of members of specific groups in the Western Balkans on the basis of sexual orientation (social, cultural and legal context).

Click here for conference brochure.

In the partnership with: Leipzig University (Germany); Lund University (Sweden); The Williams Institute (USA); University of Montenegro (Montenegro); Montenegrin Ministry for Human and Minority Rights protection European Commission on Sexual Orientation Law ILGLaw & ILGLaw Europe R. Elliott O’ Connor LLP (Canada)

October 29, 2009
Understanding and Addressing LGBT Domestic Violence
UCLA School of Law
6:30-8:30pm

Click here to watch the video! 

This training, intended for practicing attorneys, law students, judges, and other professionals, will help participants to recognize the unique obstacles that LGBT survivors confront when they turn to the legal system for assistance. National experts on LGBT domestic violence will provide participants with practical information to better understand the experience of LGBT domestic violence survivors, to assess when a person is exercising systematic power and control in a relationship, and to use domestic violence restraining orders and other forms of legal relief to help survivors achieve safety, autonomy, and justice.

Moderator:
Darren Mitchell, Williams Institute Judicial Training Consultant
Speakers:
Connie Burk, Executive Director, Northwest Network of LGBT Survivors of Abuse in Seattle
Terra Slavin, Staff Attorney at the L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center
Sharon Stapel, Executive Director, New York City Anti-Violence Project

Co-sponsored by:
UCLA Department of Women’s Studies
UCLA Center for the Study of Women


October 29, 2009

When Gay People Get Married: What Happens When Societies Legalize Same-Sex Marriage
*Author & Book Event
M.V. Lee Badgett, Research Director, The Williams Institute, will read from her new book.
The Odyssey Bookshop
9 College St.
South Hadley, MA
7:00 – 8:30 pm
 

October 16, 2009
When Gay People Get Married: What Happens When Societies Legalize Same-Sex Marriage
with M.V. Lee Badgett
*Book signing event
Human Rights Campaign Equality Center
1640 Rhode Island Avenue NW
Washington, DC
10:00-11:30am

RSVP to Che Ruddell-Tabisola, HRC Special Projects Manager, at:
Che.Ruddell-Tabisola@hrc.org or call (202) 423-2854

October 9, 2009
The New Realities for LGBT Employees After ENDA,
as part of 2009 Out & Equal Workplace Summit
Coronado Springs Resort, Florida
11:00 AM – 12:30 PM

ENDA is anticipated to prohibit employers from discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.This forward-leaning panel will explore the impact of ENDA and the next frontiers for LGBT employees in achieving workplace equality. Topics covered will include ENDA’s religious exemption, limitations on enforcement of ENDA, and remaining inequalities in employee benefits and taxation of those benefits. The panel will also address what federal anti-discrimination laws have and have not accomplished for other protected groups such as racial minorities and women, and what LGBT employees can learn from those experiences

Moderator:
Brad Sears, Executive Director, The Williams Institute
Speakers:
Lee Badgett, Research Director, The Williams Institute
Gary J. Gates, The Distinguished Research Fellow, The Williams Institute
Malcolm Lazin, Founder, Executive Director, Equality Forum

October 9, 2009
Recent Scholarship focused on policies affecting the LGBT community
as part of Los Angeles Queer Studies Conference
UCLA, Royce Hall
2:30-3:45pm

Moderator:
Naomi Goldberg, Peter J. Cooper Public Policy Fellow, The Williams Institute
Speakers:
Devon Brooks, Associate Professor, USC School of Social Work & Ian Holloway, Doctoral Candidate, USC School of Social Work presenting
“Parent, Child and Family Outcomes in Gay and Lesbian, and Straight Adoptive Families: Implications for Child Welfare Policy and Practice”

Christopher Stapel, Doctoral Candidate, University of Kentucky presenting
“Queer in the Country: Educational Outcomes of Rural Central Appalachian Sexual Minority Youth”

Masen Davis, Executive Director, Transgender Law Center presenting
“Transgender Economic Health Survey”

Presented by: UCLA Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Studies Program

October 5, 2009
Making It Legal: A Guide to Same-Sex Marriage, Domestic Partnership & Civil Unions
*Author & Book Event
Frederick Hertz, Attorney at Law
UCLA School of Law
Room 2326
12:20-1:40pm

September 30, 2009
“I Want to Be Like You, Mommy”: Mimetic Reproduction and Orientation Blind Custody Decisions
Kim Pearson, Law Fellow, The Williams Institute
Works-in-Progress Series
UCLA School of Law, Room 2448
12:20 – 1:40 pm
Click here for a paper draft of the presentation.

September 21, 2009
How LGB People Form Political Beliefs and Become Active Citizens
Patrick J. Egan, Assistant Professor of Politics and Public Policy, NYU
Kenneth Sherrill, Professor Emeritus of Political Science, Hunter College, CUNY
Works-in-Progress Series
UCLA School of Law, Room 2326
12:20 – 1:40 pm

September 17, 2009
When Gay People Get Married: What Happens When Societies Legalize Same-Sex Marriage
*Author & Book Event
M.V. Lee Badgett, Research Director, The Williams Institute, will speak at two events:

UCLA School of Law
Room 2448
12:20-1:40pm &

Book Soup
8818 Sunset Blvd.
West Hollywood
7:00-9:00 pm
(*Free parking behind the store via Nellas St.)

September 14, 2009
Whither the Court
UCLA Law’s Annual Review of the Supreme Court’s most recent term and its implications for lawyers, academics and citizens.
UCLA School of Law, Room 1347
6:30-8:30pm

Welcoming Remarks by Dean of Law School, Michael Schill
Featuring:
Kimberlé Crenshaw, Professor, UCLA School of Law
Timothy Malloy, Professor, UCLA School of Law
Russell Robinson, Professor, UCLA School of Law

*Click here to watch a recording of the event.

Co-sponsored by the UCLA Law: Critical Race Studies Program, Evan Frankel Environmental Law and Policy Program, David J. Epstein Program in Public Interest Law and Policy, International Human Rights Program

September 11-12, 2009
Lavender Law
Brooklyn, New York
The Williams Institute will present the following two panels:

Social Science Research and LGBT Litigation and Legislation
Sept. 11, 10:45-12:15pm
Moderator:
M.V. Lee Badgett, Research Director, The Williams Institute
Speakers:
Somjen Frazer, Senior Policy Analyst, National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Policy Institute
Gary J. Gates, The Distinguished Research Fellow, The Williams Institute
Nanette Gartrell, Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, UCSF

Dukeminier Awards
Sept. 12, 10:45am – 12:15pm
Moderator:
Nan Hunter, Legal Scholarship Director, The Williams Institute
Speakers:
Rhonda Wasserman, Professor of Law, University of Pittsburgh School of Law
Marc Poirier, Professor of Law, Seton Hall University School of Law
Dean Spade, Professor of Law, Seattle University School of Law

August 27, 2009
UCLA LAW LGBT Open House
UCLA School of Law
Room 1430
5:30-7:00pm
Click here to RSVP

August 19
When Gay People Get Married: What Happens When Societies Legalize Same-Sex Marriage
*Author Book Event
M.V. Lee Badgett, Research Director, Williams Institute
A Different Light Bookstore
489 Castro Street, San Francisco
7:30-8:30pm