Transgender civil rights project task force welcomes kylar w. Broadus as senior public policy counsel of the transgender civil rights project. Organization transgender civil rights project about since its start in 2001, the transgender civil rights project (tcrp) has been a leader in addressing the needs of the trans (transgender and gender noncomforming people) community through the expansion of rights in the legislative and policy arenas. Broadus as senior public policy counsel of the transgender civil rights project. Broadus join the task force as senior public policy counsel, leading our transgender civil rights project which is such an important component of our work, said rea carey, task force executive director. this internship is for the school year only lambda legal does not have summer transgender rights project internships. Lambda legal is a national organization committed to achieving full recognition of the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, and transgender (lgbt) people and those with hiv, through impact litigation, education, and public policy work. Johnson honored with public monument in new jersey hometown johnson is credited with starting the stonewall uprising in 1969. Johnson is being honored by her hometown of elizabeth, new jersey with a monument celebrating her memory. The lgbtq pioneer was crucial a figure in the stonewall riots, essentially kickstarting new york citys gay liberation movement in 1969. Johnson and others fought back, helping spawn the modern lgbtq civil rights movement. Johnson founded the street transgender action revolutionaries -- a group aimed at helping homeless transgender youth -- before she died tragically at the age of 46 in 1992, when her body was found floating in the hudson river. history is replete with examples of transgender and transsexual people. The indian hijras, the israeli sarisim (eunuchs), and the roman emperor elagabalus all fell into this category. While trans individuals have existed for centuries, the national movement to give them civil rights in the united states has only recently taken place. the aclu has a long history of defending the lgbtq community. We brought our first lgbtq rights case in 1936 and founded the lgbtq project in 1986. Today, the aclu brings more lgbtq cases and advocacy initiatives than any other national organization does.