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Advocate Print Logo copy“Trans Reporter Zoey Tur in Hot Water Over Remarks on Trans Bodies, Rights”
Advocate | March 22, 2015

Kylar Broadus, director of the National LGBTQ Task Force’s Transgender Civil Rights Project summed up the possible danger to The Advocate, saying, “When people get incorrect information, that leads to discrimination, harassment, and all the kinds of bigotry that occur. It only helps perpetuate that sort of bigotry,” he explained. “We have an epidemic of murders of [trans people] in this country and the world, and other violence. 90 percent have issues with … underemployment in this country. Over 70 percent, I believe, experience harassment. And so when you have folks going around making these sorts of statements, it only adds to this violence and discrimination.”

Latimes-logo“Man charged in killing of 21-year-old transgender woman, rape of 11-year-old girl”
Los Angeles Times | March 2, 2015

Studies have found that people who identify as transgender are more likely to be victims of violence, said Kylar Broadus, director of the Transgender Civil Rights Project.

“We shouldn’t be killing people because we don’t understand them,” he said.

news202-0“Out100: Kylar Broadus”
OUT Magazine | November 11, 2013

Broadus, who last year became the first openly transgender person to testify before the U.S. Senate, is an acclaimed lawyer and speaker who in September was made the head of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force’s Transgender Civil Rights Project. The founder of the Trans People of Color Coalition and a law professor at Lincoln University in Missouri, he told his story of workplace harassment during his transition as part of his Senate testimony.

colorlines_logo“Why ENDA is an Urgent Issue for People of Color”
Colorlines | November 20, 2013

Seventeen years ago, Kylar Broadus left his job as a claims manager at a Missouri insurance company. He’d been there for eight years and had a strong track record and positive reviews, but a supervisor who was hostile to his transgender identity made working there unbearable.

Broadus, who is black, wore masculine attire and says he “passed as male” most of the time. But when he cut his hair shorter than his usual below-the-ears length, his supervisor demanded he get haircuts approved in the future.

BLACK ENTERPRISE LOGO“On the Job: Gender Identity & Sexuality Discrimination in the Office”
As the LGBT community fights for equality in the workplace, one transgender employee tells his story
Black Enterprise | February 17, 2011

After seven years as an employee at a major financial institution, Broadus told his boss of his decision to have a sex change. In addition to beginning hormone therapy treatments, he changed his name to his present moniker and began dressing in a more masculine fashion. Broadus alleges that his boss created a hostile work environment where his every action was recorded; he was questioned about his sex life; he was accused of trying to coerce a White female superior into an affair; and he was inundated with extra work assignments that were frequently changed at the last minute. The covert harassment eventually became overt when Broadus’ superior informed him that he would never advance in the company unless he changed his appearance.

logo“Has the National Bar Association Turned Its Back on Black LGBT Lawyers?”
Attorneys and the National Black Justice Coalition respond to the Association’s vote against LGBT-inclusive language
EBONY | August 2, 2012

“The National Bar Association’s decision not to include disability, sexual orientation or gender identity as part of their nondiscrimination policy fails to accurately reflect the membership it purports to represent and discourages potential members from joining,” explains Kylar Broadus, attorney and founder of the Trans People of Color Coalition. “For an organization that was formed as a harbor for Black Americans due to the pervasive discrimination in society at the time and is still a support for many given the structural and systematic discrimination that exist, I would think the NBA would be in tune and open to other Black marginalized groups as well. If we aren’t included in the policy, it is clear we aren’t welcome.”

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Transgender Law Center | February 9, 2015

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HRC | January 30, 2015

“LGBT Leaders Square Off Over Future Of Fight For Anti-Discrimination Job Protections”

BuzzFeed | November 11, 2014

“HISTORIC: Obama Signs Executive Order Barring Anti-LGBT Job Bias”
Washington Blade | July 21, 2014

“Willy Wilkinson and Kylar Broadus in Conversation: Measuring Ourselves By Our Own Yardstick”
The Feminist Wire | March 14, 2013

“In Their Own Words: LGBT Advocates on the State of Transgender Issues”
Advocate | December 26, 2013

“Stepping Up and Out”
Kylar Broadus, JD ’88, becomes the first openly transgender person to testify before the U.S. Senate.
Mizzou Magazine | August 9, 2012

“Man Tells Senators Transgendered People ‘Lose Their Careers'”
Los Angeles Times | June 12, 2012

“First-Ever Trans Senate Witness: ‘To Be Unemployed Is Very Devastating, Demeaning, And Demoralizing’”
Think Progress | June 12, 2012

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