Kris HayashiKris Hayashi became Executive Director of Transgender Law Center in February 2015. He brings over 20 years of experience in social, racial, and economic justice organizing to his role of overseeing the organization’s mission of changing law, policy, and attitudes so that all people can live safely, authentically, and free from discrimination regardless of their gender identity or expression.

Prior to joining Transgender Law Center, where he first served as Deputy Director, Kris worked for 10 years as Executive Director/Co-Director of the Audre Lorde Project, a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Two Spirit, Trans and Gender Non-Conforming People of Color organizing center based in New York City. Previously, he served as a Trainer/Organizer at Western States Center in Portland, Oregon and as Executive Director of Youth United for Community Action, a youth organizing group in California, led by young people of color organizing for social and environmental justice.