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    Coming Out As…

    February 8, 2016
    UCLA Charles E. Young Research Library

    Co-hosted by the Williams Institute and the UCLA Center for the Study of Women, this colloquium explores how the phrase “coming out” has expanded, migrated, and been re-purposed by various marginalized groups, such as transgender individuals, undocumented immigrants, or the plural marriage rights movement.

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    Winter Salon 2016

    February 11, 2016
    Washington, D.C.

    Featuring keynote remarks by Chai Feldblum, Commissioner of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

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    Lee Badgett, “The Public Professor: How to Use Your Research to Change the World”

    February 17, 2016
    UCLA School of Law

    M.V. Lee Badgett, Williams Distinguished Scholar, will discuss her new book The Public Professor: How to Use Your Research to Change the World. The book offers scholars ways to use their ideas, research and knowledge to change the world. The book gives practical strategies for scholars to become more engaged with the public on a variety of fronts: online, in print, at council hearings, even with national legislation.

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    12th Annual Moot Court Competition

    February 27, 2016
    UCLA School of Law

    Now in its twelfth year, the Williams Institute hosts the only national competition dedicated exclusively to the areas of sexual orientation and gender identity law. The competition provides an opportunity for competitors to write an appellate brief on a current legal topic and to argue the case before a panel of judges. The competition is designed to promote and recognize the finest oral and written advocacy on a significant problem in sexual orientation and gender identity law.

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    Setting Global Goals for the Well Being of LGBT People

    March 8, 2016
    UCLA School of Law

    International Program Director Andrew Park will propose a method to create an international development agenda related to sexual orientation and gender identity.

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    15th Annual Update

    April 8, 2016
    UCLA School of Law

    The Annual Update is the Williams Institute’s signature annual event addressing issues at the intersection of sexual orientation and gender identity law and policy. Participants and audience members include academics, judges, policymakers, students, community leaders, legal and business professionals, and philanthropists.

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    15th Anniversary Awards Gala and Founders Dinner

    Friday, April 8, 2016
    Los Angeles, CA

    Guests include members from the legal, corporate, and philanthropic communities; including some of the largest supporters of LGBT initiatives. Guests receive an inside look at the research driving LGBT policies at the local and national level, and enjoy the opportunity to mingle with LGBT advocates, scholars, and funders.

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    Out in Office: The Impact of LGBTQ Elected Officials

    May 5, 2016
    UCLA School of Law

    Featuring Andrew Reynolds, professor of political science at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the director of the LGBT Representation and Rights Research Initiative

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    LGBT Bullying Symposium: Translating Research to Action to Improve the Health of All Children

    May 10, 2016
    Boston, MA

    Co-sponsored by the Williams Institute, this symposium will include Williams Distinguished Scholar of Public Policy Ilan Meyer.

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    New York City Professional Mixer

    May 16, 2016
    New York City, NY

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    Annual DC Spring Reception 2016

    May 18, 2016
    Washington, D.C.

    Tickets are required. Details to come.

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    2nd Annual UniTy Reception

    June 5, 2016
    Los Angeles, CA

    Benefiting transgender health, research and rights.

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