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In February 2011, Kylar was awarded the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force’s Sue J. Hyde Award for Longevity in the Movement.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Kylar Broadus Makes History Before the Senate

Kylar Broadus made history by becoming the first openly transgender person to testify before the U.S. Senate. Broadus was speaking on behalf of  Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), which would prohibit employment discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.

Kylar W. Broadus is a professor, attorney, activist and public speaker from Missouri. He is an associate professor of business law at Lincoln University of Missouri, a historically black college where he previously served as chair of the business department. Kylar has maintained a general practice of law in Columbia, Missouri since 1997.   

In February 2011, Kylar was awarded the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force’s Sue J. Hyde Award for Longevity in the Movement. (see blog photo)

Kylar was featured in discussing his personal experience with workplace discrimination.  In 2010, Kylar founded Trans People of Color Coalition (TPOCC), the only national civil rights organization dedicated to the needs of Trans People of Color. 

He currently serves on the board of the National Black JusticeCoalition and was board chair from 2007 to 2010. After the Democratic National Convention, follow him in DC for Out on the Hill - September 19 - 22, 2012 Black LGBT Leadership Summit.

"When you're dancing with a bear, you can't get tired and sit down. You wait until the bear gets tired, then you sit down." Now I want you to know that this old dancer is getting real tired, and I'm ready to recruit some new partners to dance with the bear so we can eliminate oppression for all people. (Lifted and adopted from a speech by Joycelyn Elders)
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Democratic National Committee and Obama for America Announce 2012 Convention Platform Committee

President Barack Obama with Kylar Broadus June 2012

Kylar Broadus has been appointed to the Rules Committee for the Democratic National Committee (DNC) 2012 Convention Platform Committee

Kylar is a critical voice for the LGBT family and will be representing the transgender community and all those voices that often go unheard. 

Kylar consistently shows up as requested across the country to shift prevailing perspectives and effect statues and legislation.  Please show your support in advancing freedom and change with a financial gift toward upcoming travel expenses.

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This convention will look different than any other in the history of our party. It's the most open and most accessible - focused not just on the same old political rituals, but on real Americans coming together at the grassroots level, engaging the American spirit, and enlisting people who want to put their shoulders to the wheel and change our country for the better. 
~Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz
 Chair, Democratic National Committee