We’re proud to announce Kylar Broadus as our keynote speaker for our upcoming Trans Justice Summit 2012 on October 20th and 21st at Portland State University!
Kylar Broadus is a professor, attorney, activist and public speaker from Missouri. He is an associate professor of business law at Lincoln University of Missouri, a historically black college where he previously served as chair of the business department. In February 2011, Kylar was awarded the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force’s Sue J. Hyde Award for Longevity in the Movement. That same month, he was featured in BlackEnterprise.com discussing his personal experience with workplace discrimination. In 2010, Kylar founded Trans People of Color Coalition (TPOCC), the only national civil rights organization dedicated to the needs of Trans People of Color.
Kylar currently serves on the board of the National Black Justice Coalition and was board chair from 2007 to 2010. He has served on the board of directors of the National Stonewall Democrats from 1998 until 2002, and served as the interim secretary from January to May 2001. He served three terms on the City of Columbia’s Human Rights Commission and two terms on the board of the statewide GLBT advocacy group, PROMO: For the Personal Rights of Missourians with the last year being as Vice-President. Broadus is a founding board member of a national think tank, The Transgender Law and Policy Institute.
Kylar speaks and lobbies on the national, state and local levels in the areas of transgender and sexual orientation law and advocacy. And in 2012, he became the first openly trans person ever to testify before the U.S. Senate.
Join us for the Trans Justice Summit 2012 October 20th and 21st at Portland State University, and don’t miss this great opportunity to learn from a national leader for trans justice. Registration closes on October 12th, so register today!