Disability and Civil Rights Clinic Panel Discussion: Gender Dysphoria Under the ADA: Examining the Implications

The Disability and Civil Rights Clinic is hosting a panel on the intersection of disability and LGBTQ+ rights by reflecting on the 4th Circuit's decision in Williams v. Kincaid which stated that gender dysphoria is not a statutorily excluded condition under the disability protections of the ADA. The ADA specifically excludes certain characteristics such as “transvestism, transsexualism… gender identity disorders not resulting from physical impairments, or other sexual behavior disorders.” On June 30th, 2023, the Supreme Court refused to grant certiorari on this decision. We will be hosting a group of legal experts to explain the 4th Circuit’s decision and analyze the social and legal effects this has on the disability and LGBTQ+ communities.

This program is being held virtually on Zoom.

There will be ample opportunity for audience questions.

Individuals with disabilities, legal advocates, family members, community organizations, and government entities are encouraged to attend.

Sponsored by the Disability and Civil Rights Clinic.



Kevin Barry, Associate Dean, Quinnipiac University School of Law

Jara Barrett, Staff Attorney, Disability Rights NY

Brynne Madway, Staff Attorney, Disability Rights PA

Alexandra Morgan-Kurtz, Deputy Director, Pennsylvania Institutional Law Project

Dee Farmer, Executive Director, Fight-4-Justice Project



Please use the RSVP link to register to attend this virtually, on Zoom. Virtual attendees will receive the Zoom link shortly before the event.

Please RSVP by Wednesday, Nov. 1.

More Information

For general inquiries regarding this event, please contact the Brooklyn Law School Office of Events at events@brooklaw.edu or (718) 780-0321.

Requests for a reasonable accommodation, based on a disability, to attend this event should be made to Louise Cohen, Director of Equal Opportunity and Title IX Coordinator, at louise.cohen@brooklaw.edu. Please make your request at least 10 days before the event. We will do our best to address accommodation requests made after the 10 days.