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Danny Kirchoff

2009, Equal Justice Works Fellowships, Danny Kirchoff

Danny Kirchoff

Name of Host Organization: Transgender Law Center
City, State: San Francisco, California
Issue area: Gay/Lesbian Rights, Civil Rights/Civil Liberties,
Sponsors: Anonymous

The Project

Transgender Californians face systemic and pervasive discrimination and are underrepresented in low-income populations. Therefore there is a disproportionate need for access to legal and social services. My project will provide legal services to low-income transgender Californians, decrease barriers to the economic self-sufficiency of CA's transgender community by advocating for the inclusion of transgender people in social services, and increase the legal community’s capacity to serve low income transgender clients.

Biography

Hometown:

South Portland, Maine

Law school:

Recommended books:

Racial Fault Lines: The Historical Origins of White Supremacy in California, by Tomás Almaguer; Transgender Rights, Edited by Paisley Currah, Richard Juang, & Shannon Minter; The Wages of Whiteness: Race and the Making of the American Working Class by David Roediger; Bastard Out of Carolina, by Dorothy Allison; Homophobia: A Weapon of Sexism, by Suzanne Pharr; Regulating the Poor: The Functions of Public Welfare, by Frances Piven; Bridging the Class Divide: & Other Lessons for Grassroots Organizing, by Linda Stout

Favorite website(s):

www.facebook.com - for staying connected with friend across the country






www.cnn.com - for getting the latest news






www.goodreads.com - for checking getting book recommendations from my friends






www.audible.com - I love to listen to audio books during my commute.






www.thisamericanlife.org - My absolute favorite radio show.






www.netflix.com - For catching a movie.