Watch: Former NY Governor Paterson Accepts Award at Largest Fundraiser Ever for Transgender Rights


Former New York Governor David Paterson was honored by the Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund at its benefit on Monday.

The Advocate reports:

Organizers said the sixth anniversary benefit for TLDEF raised $100,000, making it the “largest fund-raiser ever anywhere for transgender rights,” according to executive director Michael Silverman. Hosted by actress Laverne Cox, the event also honored film director Kimberly Reed, Dr. Christine McGinn of the Papillon Gender Wellness Center, and NCAA Division I basketball player Kye Allums. Special guests included New York City council speaker Christine Quinn, who joined TLDEF in celebrating this year’s victory of a new city policy to ensure that transgender applicants have equal access to marriage licenses.

Watch (via Boy in Bushwick) Paterson speak about transgender rights and his work for the LGBT community as governor, AFTER THE JUMP...