Transgender Lobby Day 2017

Bring your fight for trans equality to Capitol Hill!

NCTE hosts Transgender Lobby Day 2017 to help transgender advocates bring their voices and experiences to Capitol Hill!  

NCTE works hard in Washington D.C. to advance trans inclusive policies, and fight anti-transgender legislation across the country. Lobby Day is a unique opportunity for you to share your story with members of Congress and influence the decision making process.

When you make your voice heard, your lawmakers take note!

  Transgender Lobby Day 2017  

Thursday, June 8th

Training Session 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Opening Reception 7:30pm - 9:00pm

Friday, June 9th

Breakfast 8:00am
Training Sessions 8:30 - noon
Congressional Meetings noon - 5:30pm
Rally for Transgender Equality (optional) 5:30pm
The Rally for Transgender Equality will feature speakers who do different types of advocacy and will be open to the public.

Share your knowledge and experience with elected officials, as we continue to press Congress to pass life saving legislation at the national level.

Register for Transgender Lobby Day 2017!

Registration has been capped for residents of DC, VA and MD. We still encourage participants from all other states. 


By helping to subsidize travel, housing and meal costs for participants, your one-time donation will ensure that a diverse set of transgender experiences are represented on Capitol Hill. 

Please consider making a one-time contribution to help advocates for trans equality attend lobby day to have their voices heard!


We have incredible speakers, who do various kinds of impactful advocacy. Stay tuned for more details. 

 Raffi Freedman-Gurspan 

Raffi Freedman-Gurspan is the Director of External Relations at the National Center for Transgender Equality, where she oversees public education and field organizing operations. She was a both a Senior Associate Director for Public Engagement, where she served as the primary liaison to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community, and Outreach and Recruitment Director for Presidential Personnel at the White House from 2015-2017. Raffi was the first openly transgender staffer to work at the White House. She also currently sits on the United States Holocaust Memorial Council as an appointee named by President Barack Obama.  



Friday 6/9: DC Frontrunners Pride Run

Friday 6/9: Opening Party: Rainbow Resistance

Saturday 6/10: "Crack of Noon" Pride Brunch

Saturday 6/10: Capital Pride Block Party

Saturday 6/10: Pride Parade

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