Conference Dates: Wednesday March 13 - Sunday March 17, 2013"BECOME THE CHANGE YOU WANT TO SEE IN THE WORLD"
2013 Black Transmen, Inc Keynote Speaker
Transmen Inc is very proud to present our 2013
2nd Annual Black Transmen, Inc Transgender
Advocacy Conference Keynote Speaker the
Legendary Mr. Kylar Broadus, Esquire.
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. Also, in February of
this year he was featured in BlackEnterprise.com
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 has spoken at numerous law schools throughout the country including most recently the University of Mississippi, Washington University, St. Louis University, Tulane, Harvard, Temple, University of Missouri-Columbia, and Georgetown as well as numerous colleges and conferences. In addition, he authored the essay "The Evolution of Employment Discrimination Protections for Transgender People", published in "Transgender Rights", the first of its kind by Currah, Juang, Minter 2006. He is published in the Temple Law Journal and numerous other publications. He is currently in the film “Still Black: A Portrait of Black Transmen.”
He currently serves on the board of the National Black Justice Coalition and was board chair from 2007 to 2010. He has served on the board of directors of the National Stonewall Democrats from 1998 until 2002, and served as the interim secretary from January to May 2001. He served three terms on the City of Columbia's Human Rights Commission and two terms on the board of the statewide GLBT advocacy group, PROMO: For the Personal Rights of Missourians with the last year being as Vice-President. Broadus is a founding board member of a national think tank, The Transgender Law and Policy Institute. In August 2005, Broadus along with two other panelists were the first to present information before the American Bar Association regarding Transgender clients. In 2004, he spoke at the Regional Affirmative Action Conference on Transgender Issues and Affirmative Action. In January of 2003, Broadus was called before the American Association of Law Schools on transgender issues. Kylar speaks and lobbies on the national, state and local levels in the areas of transgender and sexual orientation law and advocacy. He has also been featured on local and national television and radio and offers diversity and leadership trainings throughout the United States to schools, colleges, employers, government agencies and businesses. Formerly, State Legislative Manager and Counsel at the Human Rights Campaign, in Washington, DC. Kylar worked for State Farm Insurance Companies from 1989 to 1997. He is a 1988 graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law and obtained his B.S. in Business Administration from Central Methodist University in Fayette, Missouri.