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Law and Mental Health Considerations for Transgender/Gender Expansive People

A panel discussion with:

Commissioner Louise Bayles-Fightmaster Melle Browning, LMFT Anne Babin, PsyD

Join us for an opportunity to learn from trans community members and discussions that highlight law and mental health approaches to gender affirmative care, led by experienced clinicians specialized in LGBTQIA+ mental health and legal professionals specializing in legal issues in our community.

This program’s topics will include:

• Competency knowledge, from basics and beyond, to help you become more confident and competent working with and supporting trans individuals in your organization or practice.

• Available options for clients seeking trans related legal services such

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Legal Developments in LGBTQ Employment Discrimination Law

Laws prohibiting sexual orientation and gender identity discrimination have shifted rapidly in recent years. This training will describe the current state of federal and California law protecting LGBTQ workers and workers with HIV/AIDS, and identify practical considerations when advising LGBTQ, especially transgender, clients in these claims.

Lindsay Nako, Esq. Director of Litigation & Training Impact Fund

Ms. Nako has spent her career representing employees in employment discrimination and employee benefits class actions, including cases brought on behalf of employees and job applicants alleging discrimination based on race, nationality, and gender; pension plan participants and beneficiaries arising from

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Employment & Public Accommodation Issues for LGBTQI Individuals

Come hear from a panel of seasoned experts on recent developments in LGBT Employment & Public Accommodations Law. This presentation will include a discussion of the EEOC’s recent enforcement efforts under Title VII for LGBT workers, an overview of recently-adopted regulatory amendments to the California Fair Employment and Housing Act, and an update on public accommodation issues faced by transgender and gender non-conforming individuals.

Sasha Buchert, Staff Attorney, Transgender Law Center Oakland, California; Alameda County

Ms. Buchert joined Transgender Law Center from Basic Rights Oregon, the state’s chief LGBT advocacy organization, where she was the Communications Manager, and

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