The cocktail and hors d’oeuvre reception will honour trans activist Cecilia Gentili with the Community Leader Award, TLDEF founder Michael Silverman with the Legacy Award, and journalist Nico Lang with the Visibility Award.
Additionally TLDEF will honour the international law firm Arnold & Porter as TLDEF’s Pro Bono Partner of the Year for its generous support on a landmark case that helped eliminate the surgery requirement for transgender people seeking to change the sex designation on their birth certificates in New York City. The event will also pay tribute to the global insurance company Chubb with our Corporate Partner of the Year Award for its steadfast support of our signature Name Change Project, which provides free legal name change services to low-income transgender and non-binary people across the nation.
“This gathering commemorates our progress, recognises our community heroes, and raises vital funds to help us fight for transgender equality,” said TLDEF Interim Executive Director Dolph Goldenburg. “We are thrilled to honour Cecilia Gentili, Michael Silverman, Nico Lang, Arnold & Porter, and Chubb. Their accomplishments and support advance the cause of transgender civil rights. We look forward to celebrating 15-years of TLDEF’s advocacy, surrounded by our friends and supporters. We invite you to get your tickets today.”
WHAT: TLDEF’s Transgender Advocacy Awards: a night of cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and celebration.
WHEN: Tuesday, June 12, 6:30 – 8:30 PM
WHERE: Manhattan Penthouse, 80 Fifth Avenue, NYC
WHO: Honouring: Cecilia Gentili (Director of Policy and Public Affairs at GMHC) with TLDEF’s Community Leader Award; Michael Silverman (TLDEF Founder and Special Counsel at the New York City Commission on Human Rights) with TLDEF’s Legacy Award; Nico Lang (Acclaimed Journalist) with TLDEF Visibility Award; law firm, Arnold & Porter, with TLDEF’s Pro Bono Partner of the Year Award; insurance company, Chubb, with TLDEF’s Corporate Partner of the Year Award.