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Brightness of Courage: The Fight for Transgender Access to Gender-Specific Spaces

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On this edition of Making Contact we look at some of the struggles and victories in the fight for transgender access to gender-specific spaces and programs. 

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  • Gavin Grimm, high school senior whose case is scheduled to be heard by the US Supreme Court in 2017
  • Joshua Block, attorney representing Gavin Grimm, American Civil Liberties Union
  • Stephanie Paige, US Army veteran
  • Michelle Lael-Norsworthy, founder of Joan’s House, a non-profit transgender shelter project in San Francisco
  • James Moran, Los Angeles LGBT Center
  • Drian Juarez, program manager for Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Transgender Economic Empowerment Project
  • Judy Chiasson, Program Coordinator for LA Unified School District’s Office of Human Relations, Diversity & Equity
  • Eli Erlick, Director of Trans Student Educational Resources
  • Sarah, Matthias, and Rachel, Trans, Queer, and Non-Binary Youth 


  • Contributing Producers: Larry Buhl, Lena Nozizwe
  • Host: Monica Lopez
  • Producers: Anita Johnson, Marie Choi, Monica Lopez, R.J. Lozada
  • Executive Director: Lisa Rudman
  • Audience Engagement Director/Web Editor: Sabine Blaizin
  • Development Associate: Vera Tykulsker


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