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June 13, 2024 Pride Month

Best Practices for LGBTQ+ Persons in Custody: What Judges And Lawyers Need To Know

Presented by the ABA Judicial Division

Members of the LGBTQ+ community, especially transgender persons, often face discrimination when placed in pre- trial custody, in prison, or in residential treatment programs. Raising awareness of real-life day-to-day needs will help judges make appropriate detention and sentencing decisions. Raising awareness of specific safety needs will help lawyers representing LGBTQ+ persons. The speakers bring a unique combination of front-line advocacy, lived experience, and courtroom and litigation background to the panel discussion.

Piper Kerman


Hon. Stefanie Martinez

District Court Judge, Second Judicial District, NE

Richard Saenz

Senior Attorney, Lambda Legal

Amanda Goad

Gender & Reproductive Justice, Project Director ACLU of SoCal

Dee Farmer

Executive Director, Fight4Justice Project

D Dangaran

Director of Gender Justice at Rights Behind Bars