The Movement of Our Time: Transgender Equality at the Crossroads
A talk by the 2015-2016 Regents’ Lecturer
Mason Davis, Executive Director, Transgender Law Center
Masen Davis has more than two decades of leadership and activism in the LGBT movement. Under his direction, TLC’s impact litigation secured groundbreaking federal protections in 2012 against employment discrimination for transgender and gender non-conforming people under Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act. From securing $1M in public funds for transgender employment programs, to sweeping changes to California law under the 2011 Gender Nondiscrimination Act, to unprecedented healthcare access initiatives for transgender people within the state – Masen’s leadership has had a tremendous and positive impact on countless constituents. Masen works tirelessly as a preeminent voice in local, state, and national forums, and is increasingly identified as an international leader in the trans equality movement.
He received his B.A. from Northwestern University, M.S.W. from UCLA, and completed the Program for Senior Executives in State and Local Government at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.
Cosponsored by: Center for the Study of Women and Williams Institute