Lisa Mottet

Deputy Executive Director

As Deputy Executive Director, Lisa is responsible for stewarding the organization's advocacy, fundraising, and communications work and directs our local and state advocacy work. Lisa was the first attorney working full-time on transgender rights at the national level in 2001.

Lisa is known for her work on homeless shelter access, with the publishing of “Transitioning Our Shelters: A Guide to Making Homeless Shelters Safe for Transgender People.” Lisa also co-authored the U.S. Transgender Survey and its precursor, the National Transgender Discrimination Survey.

Lisa has also been a force in federal legislation and federal administrative policy advocacy, having led the successful behind-the-scenes strategy to add gender identity to the federal hate crimes bill before it passed and being a lead architect behind a transgender-inclusive Employment Non-Discrimination Act.

Lisa is a graduate of the University of Washington and Georgetown University Law Center.

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