Speaker Profile

Jennifer Levi

Transgender Rights Project Director
Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders

Jennifer L. Levi is a leading national expert on transgender legal issues. At GLAD since 1998, she has served as lead counsel in a number of precedent setting cases establishing basic rights for transgender people. These cases include: Doe v. Yunits, in which Jennifer represented a transgender student denied the right to attend school because of the clothing she wore; Rosa v. Park West Bank, which established key protections for transgender people under federal law; Beger v. DMA, which resulted in a reversal of Division of Medical Assistance’s refusal to cover breast surgery for a transgender woman, among many others. Jennifer was also co-counsel in the case of Goodridge v. Dep’t Public Health which established the right of same-sex couples to marry in Massachusetts. Jennifer is the co-editor of Transgender Family Law: A Guide to Effective Advocacy, and is a Professor of Law at Western New England University.

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