Events

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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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    December 12 — The Economic Cost of LGBT Stigma and Discrimination in South Africa

    December 12, 2019

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    September 16 – Williams Institute Open House

    Meet the staff of the Williams Institute and learn about opportunities for UCLA Law students.

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    September 23 – Whither the Court

    A review of the Supreme Court’s most recent term and its implications

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    October 2 – Human Rights Speaker Series: LGBT Employment Rights at the Supreme Court

    A panel discussion of three cases before the U.S. Supreme Court which will decide whether Title VII protects LGBT people from sexual orientation and gender identity discrimination.

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    October 3 – Breakfast with the Williams Institute

    Join us for breakfast at the Jenner & Block office with Executive Director Jocelyn Samuels, who will share an update on LGBTQ rights, research, and data collection.

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    October 15 – NYC Salon

    Join us in New York City for drinks, hors d’oeuvres, and an update on our work from Jocelyn Samuels, Executive Director. Sponsored by UBS and Franklin Templeton.

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    October 17 – DC Salon

    Join us in Washington, D.C. for drinks, hors d’oeuvres, and remarks by Jocelyn Samuels, Executive Director, and Adam Romero, Director of Legal Scholarship and Federal Policy.

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    June 18 – Open House

    Join us as we celebrate the vital work of the Williams Institute at our new office space.

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    June 7 – Roundtable with Ted W. Lieu on Conversion Therapy

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    November 7 – Stress, Health, and Well-being of LGBT People in Colombia: Results from a National Survey

    A presentation of new research findings on the health and social conditions of LGBT people in Colombia

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    November 14 – NYC Fall Reception

    Hosted at the home of Stephen Henderson & James LaForce, join us for a cocktail reception featuring remarks by Jocelyn Samuels and research updates by distinguished scholar Dr. Ilan Meyer.

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    Gun Violence Against LGBT People

    May 23, 2019

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    January 19 – Jazz Brunch

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    17th Annual Update

    Listen to the Conference Schedule 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm Check-in 1:00 pm – 2:50 pm Panel One: Religious Refusals & the Future of LGBT Rights A discussion of where LGBT rights and religious exemptions clash. How are state legislatures, federal agencies, and courts grappling with the question of whether religious beliefs provide a legal justification …

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    April 3 – Annual Update

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    May 14 – DC Spring Reception

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    September 19 – The Trouble with Pink and Blue

    This lunchtime talk focuses on gender expression and health with examples from recent research on gender nonconformity, bullying, and health in youth.

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    16th Annual Update

    1:00        LGBT Rights & The Trump Administration (L-R: Melissa Goodman, Shannon Minter, Nancy Polikoff, Meeth Soni, Rick Zbur) 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 …

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    May 16 – DC Spring Reception

    Join us at our signature DC-area event to hear from compelling speakers on LGBT law and public policy issues and mingle with Williams friends and supporters.

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    May 17 – Spring Open House