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    October 5 – Fall Salon in New York City

    Join fellow donors and supporters of the Williams Institute for cocktails and hear from the Institute’s Faculty Chair, Doug NeJaime, about recent and upcoming research and its impact on LGBT law and policy. RSVPs are no longer being accepted.  

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    Fall 2017 Calendar

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    September 7 – LGBT & Allies Alumni Reception

    The Williams Institute and OUTLaw at the UCLA School of Law are thrilled to host the 8th Annual LGBT and Allies Alumni Reception, presented by Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP. We invite you to join us for appetizers and drinks as you reconnect with old friends and meet new ones.

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    October 5 – Drug War Dragnets and Trans Health: Patient Privacy in the Age of Prescription Monitoring Programs

    Leo Beletsky, Associate Professor of Law and Health Sciences, Northeastern University School of Law

    This presentation will interrogate the appropriate balance of state surveillance and patient privacy in the design and implementation of prescription drug monitoring programs, highlighting a legal challenge brought by two transgender men in Oregon.

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    October 13 – U.S. and Dutch Population-based Comparisons: Same- vs. Different-sex Parent Families

    Nanette Gartrell, Williams Institute Visiting Distinguished Scholar

    This presentation will cover two recent studies, using data drawn from nationally representative surveys in the U.S. and the Netherlands, which matched samples of same-sex and different-sex parent households and compared them on parent and child outcomes.

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    November 9 – Developmental Considerations for Research on Minority Stress

    Featuring Jeremy T. Goldbach, Assistant Professor at the University of Southern California’s Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

    This presentation will cover the importance of human development (milestones of adolescence, Erickson, etc.) and how this can also affect trajectory modeling, ethical concerns (IRB, parents, etc.), recruitment (what seems to work and doesn’t), what stresses them out that may be different from adults, and some of what we’ve learned on how they cope.

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    July 12 – Tech, Policy, and Equity: Innovation and the LGBT Community

    Join us for a moderated discussion about the use of technology to promote the rights, health, and well-being of LGBT populations. Arrive early and explore Google demos.

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    April 20 – Religious Liberty, Religious Discrimination, and the Future of LGBT Rights

    Panelists include: Candace Bond-Theriault, Policy Counsel for Reproductive Rights, Health and Justice, National LGBTQ Task Force; Walter Dellinger, Partner, O’Melveny & Myers, Former Assistant U.S. Attorney General, Former Acting U.S. Solicitor General; Honorable Jamie Raskin U.S Congressman, Maryland, 8th District; Bishop Gene Robinson, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress; and Adam Romero. Director of Legal Scholarship and Federal Policy, and Arnold D. Kassoy Scholar of Law, The Williams Institute

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    May 17 – Spring Reception in Washington DC

    Moderated by Washington Post Writer Jonathan Capehart. Panelists include new Executive Director, Jocelyn Samuels, Stuart Delery, and Gautam Raghavan. Cocktail reception remarks by Brad Sears. Founders Dinner remarks by Congressman Mark Takano.

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    June 4 – UniTy

    Join us on June 4 for UniTy! Coming together for transgender research, health, and rights. Special appearance by Lee Daniels.

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    June 21 – Webinar: Sustainable Development Goals for LGBT People

    In this webinar the panelists will explain the human development framework, compare it to the human rights framework, and set out how the development framework applies to sexual and gender minorities. The discussion will be based on a publication written by Andrew Park, titled “A Development Agenda for Sexual and Gender Minorities.” Panelists will also give …

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    June 22 – Webinar: Collecting Data about Gender Identity

    The webinar explores the challenges in identifying transgender and gender minority people in large surveys conducted in countries around the world, such as those used by governments and development agencies. Panelists will discuss the “science of measurement” and give examples of questions used on surveys to measure gender. Examples of best practices will be presented, along with cross-cultural and safety considerations which may require the development of further guidance for researchers and advocates.

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    April 7 – Annual Update 2017

    A recording of the panels LGBT Rights and the Trump Administration and Changing the Landscape on Gender Identity Data Collection can be viewed HERE. The Annual Update is the Williams Institute’s signature event, which addresses issues at the intersection of sexual orientation and gender identity law and policy. This year’s conference will be held on Friday …

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    April 7 – Annual Update: LGBT Rights & The Trump Administration

    As we near the end of Trump’s first 100 days in office, what is the impact on LGBT rights? Panelists will discuss issues such as the repeal of protections for transgender students and a proposal for a broad religious exemption to non-discrimination protections, the impact of a new justice on the Supreme Court, and the increased number of anti-LGBT bills in states across the country.

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    April 7 – Annual Update: Changing the Landscape on Gender Identity Data Collection

    Never in history have we had so much data about transgender and other gender minority people in the United States. Panelists will discuss new data from the United States Transgender Survey (USTS), the California Health Interview Survey (CHIS), and other large surveys. This will be the first time that new CHIS data on gender identity and expression among people in California are presented – a project that we, with the support of our UniTy donors, have been working toward for the last two years.

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    April 19 – Gender and Objectivity

    This talk will consider whether policymakers and legal interpreters must ignore gender identity in favor of ostensibly more “objective” criteria for defining people’s sex. Featuring David Cruz, Visiting Scholar at the Williams Institute and Professor of Law at USC Gould School of Law.

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    April 19 – LGBT Exclusion in Indonesia and Its Economic Effects

    Discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) Indonesians in workplaces, schools, and social opportunities is pervasive and will limit their ability to fully contribute to the Indonesian economy.

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    October 19 – The New Eugenics: Selective Breeding in an Era of Reproductive Technologies

    Featuring Judith F. Daar, Interim Dean and Professor of Law at Whittier Law School, Visiting Professor at UC Irvine and Clinical Professor of Medicine at UCI School of Medicine, presenting on social infertility and the quest for parenthood. UCLA School of Law Rm1314 Wednesday, October 19 12:20-1:30 pm Please RSVP by October 17 RSVPs are no …

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    Watch the Webinar: How Prejudice and Stigma Harm the Health and Well-Being of LGBT People

    Scientific studies have shown that prejudice and discrimination can have negative health consequences for LGBT people.  Williams Instititute Distinguished Senior Scholar Ilan Meyer, a leading pioneer in the field of LGBT health, will explain how the minority stress process can be used to understand the relationship between anti-LGBT laws, discrimination, and health.  Meyer, serving as …

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    November 17 – Fall Reception in NYC (Sold Out)

                                                                                     

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    November 18 – LGBT Non-Discrimination Efforts in NYC

    This event is free of charge, but pre-registration is required. Location: 1285 6th Ave 14th Floor New York, NY 10019 RSVP by November 15.

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