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National Center for Lesbian Rights

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

Gender Equality Attorney

Danielle (Danny) King is a Gender Equality Attorney at the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) where they will be engaging in legal research, drafting amicus briefs and tracking nationwide litigation related to LGBTQ protections under Title VII sex discrimination re: the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Bostock v. Clayton County. Danielle (Danny) will also be engaging in coalition building, outreach and public education related to LGBTQ discrimination. Prior to joining NCLR, Danielle (Danny) was a Staff Attorney in the Community Justice Unit at Legal Aid Society assisting community members in NYC 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 for three years was a Staff Attorney in the Juvenile Rights Practice at Legal Aid Society, where they represented youth between the ages of 0-21 years of age in abuse and neglect proceedings and juvenile delinquency arraignments.

While in law school, Danielle (Danny) was president of Seton Hall Law’s LGBTQ student group, Lambda Law Alliance and served on the law school’s Diversity Council advocating on behalf of LGBTQ students. In addition, while in law school Danielle (Danny) interned at Lambda Legal, where they drafted an educational packet on the School to Prison Pipeline and an advocacy letter to encourage the Pennsylvania Attorney General and Philadelphia District Attorney to reopen the investigation into the 2002 homicide of Nizah Morris, a Black Trans woman and entertainer, and co-compiled a 50 state survey on state statutes regulating homeless youth shelters which impacted Trans, Non-binary and GNC youth. Danielle (Danny) also served as Legal/Policy/Advocacy Track Lead for the 2020 Gender Conference NYC.

Danielle (Danny) attained a J.D. from Seton Hall University School of Law (2016), a M.A. in Urban Affairs from CUNY-Queens College (2012) and a B.A. in English from Michigan State University (2009). Danielle (Danny) currently serves as Co-chair of the New York City Bar Association’s LGBTQ Rights Committee.

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