Annual Update Conference

The Annual Update is the Williams Institute’s signature event held each spring in Los Angeles, featuring a half-day conference, the final round of our moot court competition, and a reception.

April 5, 2024

11:30 AM PT
UCLA School of Law
Room 1430

The Golden State of LGBTQ Rights: California’s Role in Advancing LGBTQ Policy

This year’s Annual Update focused on California as both a microcosm of issues playing out on the national level and a policy innovator in protecting LGBTQ+ rights. The conference took place at UCLA School of Law. 

Living LGBTQ in Los Angeles: State of the County
LGBTQ at School: How California Laws and Services Support LGBTQ Students
Connecting U.S. Foreign Policy to LGBTQ Rights at Home: Migration and the Border
2024 Annual Update Panelists
Kerith Conron

Research Director, Williams Institute

Miguel Fuentes

Research Data Analyst, Williams Institute

Amanda Goad

Audrey Irmas Director of the LGBTQ, Gender & Reproductive Justice Project, ACLU of Southern California

Naomi Goldberg

Executive Director, Movement Advancement Project

Kevin D. Goodman

Acting Director & Assistant Director, UCLA LGBTQ Campus Resource Center

Darryn Harris

Chief Government Affairs & Community Relations Officer, St. John’s Community Health

Talia Inlender

Deputy Director, UCLA Center for Immigration Law and Policy

Kennji Kizuka

Asylum Policy, International Rescue Committee

Toni Newman

Coalition for Justice and Equality Across Movements Director, National Minority AIDS Council (NMAC)

Shelly Page

Staff Attorney, Homeless Youth Project, LA LGBT Center

Reverend Benita Ramsey

Executive Director, Rainbow Pride Youth Alliance