H. Alexander Robinson

Black LGBT History Day 26: Kylar Broadus

Filed By H. Alexander Robinson | February 26, 2008 1:27 PM | comments

Filed in: The Movement, Transgender & Intersex
Tags: Black Gay History, black gay men, Black History Month

Kylar W. Broadus is a professor, attorney, activist and public speaker from Missouri. Thumbnail image for Kylar Broadus.jpgHe is an associate professor of business law at Lincoln University of Missouri, a historically black college where he serves as chair of the business department. Kylar has maintained a general practice of law in Columbia, Missouri since 1997. Formerly, State Legislative Manager and Counsel at the Human Rights Campaign, the nation's largest gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender advocacy group.

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. In February of 2003, he presented at Georgetown Law School's Symposium on Gender and the Law on the same issue. He continues to speak and lobby on the national, state and local levels in the areas of transgender and sexual orientation law and advocacy.

This week Broadus will speak at Harvard Law School on panel discussing transgender rights at Harvard University. In addition, he authored the essay "The Evolution of Employment Discrimination Protections for Transgender People", published in "Transgender Rights" by Currah, Juang, Minter 2006.

Currently, he is board chair for the National Black Justice Coalition. He is on the ABA Committee-Section for Individual Rights and Responsibilities. He has served on the board of director of the National Stonewall Democrats since 1998, 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.

Broadus 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.

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