Pride Week speaker Lisa Gilenger addresses UMM – Written by Remy Huerta

Lisa Gilinger, the keynote speaker for Equality’s 2009 Pride Week, grew up in Levittown, Pennsylvania. With degrees in engineering, music, business, and law, she currently practices administrative law in Santa Barbara, California, focusing on Social Security Disability. She is a guest lecturer on Gender and the Human Experience, covering the implications of and the interplay between sex, identity, society, and culture. She is noted as a speaker with Pacific Pride Foundation and as a Family Ally for Trans Youth Family Allies (TYFA). She is also a voting member of the World Professional Association of Transgender Health (WPATH) formerly known as the Harry Benjamin Gender Identity Disorder Association (HBGIDA) and serves as a member of their Legal Issues Committee.