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University of Washington
Kyle S. Rapiñan is a multi-racial attorney at the New York City Commission on Human Rights, where they work to enforce the most robust human rights law in the country. At the Commission, Kyle focuses on transgender and gender non-conforming rights, racial justice and disability rights in housing, public accommodations, and employment. Before public service, Kyle was the Director of Survival and Self-Determination at the Sylvia Rivera Law Project, where they worked alongside low-income transgender and gender non-conforming people of color for gender self-determination and liberation, by securing updated ID documents and name changes, and fighting discrimination in the shelters and in the streets. Before law school, Kyle founded a youth-led arts venue, Queer Youth Space. In their spare time, they like to post cat pics and run a deals website. Kyle attended Northeastern University School of Law and lives in New York City.