FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 29, 2012

Transgender Rights Group Celebrates Seventh Anniversary

Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund to Honor Law Firm Kirkland & Ellis at Seventh Anniversary Benefit


WHAT: The Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund (TLDEF) will hold its seventh anniversary benefit.

WHENWednesday, May 30, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm; awards at 7:20 sharp.

WHERE:  Art Directors Club Gallery, 106 West 29th Street, New York, New York

WHO:  Kirkland & Ellis LLP; TLDEF Executive Director Michael D. Silverman; writer, producer and actress Laverne Cox.

WHY
:  "We are thrilled to honor Kirkland & Ellis for its passionate commitment and dedication to the cause of transgender rights," said TLDEF executive director Michael Silverman.  "Their work has been an inspiring example of what can be achieved when the private bar partners with social justice organizations to end discrimination and improve our society."

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