Taylor Brown

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Taylor Brown is a Staff Attorney at Lambda Legal, the oldest and largest legal organization dedicated to advancing the full civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people and people living with HIV. Taylor previously served as the Tyron Garner Memorial Law Fellow at Lambda Legal, pursuing litigation, policy advocacy, and public education addressing inequities in law and policy for African American LGBT people and African American people living with HIV. Taylor began her career at Lambda Legal as a legal intern in the Transgender Rights Project in Lambda Legal’s New York City headquarters. Taylor is particularly passionate about access to healthcare and education equity for transgender people and the intersection of LGBT/HIV status with race and socio-economic status.

During her time at Lambda Legal, Taylor has litigated a number of cases expanding and solidifying federal civil rights protections for LGBT people. Most recently, Taylor serves as lead counsel in Kadel v. Folwell, a federal lawsuit challenging the categorical exclusion of all transition-related healthcare in the North Carolina state employee health plan, counsel in Fletcher v. State of Alaska, a federal lawsuit challenging the State of Alaska’s exclusion of transition-related surgical care in its state employee health plan, Briteramos v. King’s of Cuts, a lawsuit brought under the Americans with Disabilities Act challenging a barbershop’s denial of service based on HIV status, as well as defending Lambda Legal’s win on appeal in Adams v. The School Board of St. Johns County, securing equal protection and Title IX protections for transgender students.

Taylor serves as a director on the board of directors for the National Trans Bar Association. The NTBA is a professional organization dedicated to improving the legal profession for transgender and gender non-conforming people and expanding access to competent legal representation and resources for the TGNC community.

Taylor received her B.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and her J.D. from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. At UNC-Chapel Hill, Taylor was a Carolina Covenant Scholar. At Cardozo, Taylor was a Nathaniel E. Gates Scholar.

Taylor is admitted to the New York bar.