The movement for transgender equality has made incredible advances over the past 40 years (and beyond), opening doors, pushing against barriers, and persisting in the face of personal risk and political backlash. Now, as another round of vicious attacks on transgender rights spreads throughout the country, a new generation is rising up to meet the challenge and demand justice in resourceful and innovative ways.

This virtual roundtable celebrated advocacy across generations and explore where we’ve been, where we are, and what’s next in the movement for transgender rights.


  • Kylar Broadus, Founder of the Trans People of Color Coalition
  • Grace Sterling Stowell, Executive Director of BAGLY
  • Tre’Andre Valentine, Executive Director of the Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition
  • Julián Cancino, Director of the Gender and Sexuality Center at Brandeis University
  • Lane, youth activist
  • Leo Austin-Spooner, youth activist

Moderated by Jennifer Levi, GLAD Transgender Rights Project Director

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