Danielle (Danny) King, Esq. he/she/they & prefix: Mx.

Senior Youth Policy Counsel

Danielle (Danny) King is the Senior Youth Policy Counsel at the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR), where they will be taking an intersectional approach to implementing legal strategies to advance the well-being of LGBTQ youth through community education, collaboration with coalitions, and public policy advocacy, particularly for LGBTQ youth impacted by the Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice Systems. Danielle (Danny) first joined NCLR in 2021, as a Gender Equality Attorney where they engaged in legal research and training, assisted in amicus brief support, and tracked nationwide litigation related to sex discrimination based on gender identity and sexual orientation since the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Bostock v. Clayton County

Prior to joining NCLR, Danielle (Danny) was a Staff Attorney in the Community Justice Unit at Legal Aid Society assisting community members in New York City with a variety of legal issues such as child support, custody/visitation, birth certificate corrections, pre-arraignment criminal diversion, invoking legal rights in criminal matters, and providing “Know Your Rights” trainings. Danielle (Danny) also served for several years as an Attorney for the Child in the Juvenile Rights Practice at Legal Aid Society, where they represented youth between the ages of 0-21 in abuse and neglect proceedings as well as juvenile delinquency arraignments. 

In addition to their trial experience, Danielle (Danny) has conducted numerous CLE trainings and presentations on the issues LGBTQ youth face in the Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice systems and how race, class, and culture affect the reasons why BIPOC children and families are disproportionately brought into various court legal systems, specifically criminal, family and housing courts. Danielle (Danny) also was Legal/Policy/Advocacy Track Lead for the 2020 Gender Conference NYC. Since 2020, Danielle (Danny) has served as co-chair of NYC Bar’s LGBTQ Rights Committee. 

Danielle (Danny) attained a J.D. from Seton Hall University School of Law (2016), an M.A. in Urban Affairs from CUNY-Queens College (2012), and a B.A. in English from Michigan State University (2009).

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