Kris Hayashi

Kris Hayashi is the Executive Director at the Transgender Law Center, the largest national trans-led organization advocating self-determination for all people. Grounded in legal expertise and committed to racial justice, TLC employs a variety of community-driven strategies to keep transgender and gender-nonconforming people alive, thriving, and fighting for rights and justice. Kris has been active in social, racial, and economic justice organizing for over 25 years. Kris served as the 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—for ten years. Previously he served 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.