Paisley Currah, Ph.D.
Political Scientist, Trans-advocate, Exec. Director, CLAGS, Director, Transgender Law & Policy Institute, and author.
“As a founding board member of the Transgender Law and Policy Institute Currah has advocated for transgender rights at all levels of government. He also serves on the board of directors Global Action for Trans Equality (GATE), a new international organization. He is a member of the advisory board of Human Rights Watch Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Rights Program. From January 2005-December 2006, he sat on the External Advisory Committee to the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene for the Amendment of Birth Certificates for Transgender Persons. From November 2004 to December 2005, he served on the Citizen’s Advisory Committee Transgender Subcommittee, New York City Human Resources Administration and in that capacity was a co-author of “Recommended Best Practices for Working With and Serving Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Employees and Clients.” He was a co-founder of the New York Association for Gender Rights Advocacy, and helped draft the legislation to amend New York City’s Human Rights Law to include discrimination based on gender identity and gender expression.”