CLAGS welcomes one new board member, who started his term with us in September. Dean Spade is a trans attorney and activist, and founder of the Sylvia Rivera Law Project, an organization dedicated to ending poverty and gender identity discrimination. Dean was the recipient of the Emil J. Stache Public Interest Law Fellowship at UCLA for the years of 1998-2001, where he received his J.D. Dean’s writing has appeared in the Chicano-Latino Law Review, the Harvard Lesbian & Gay Review, and the Berkeley Women’s Law Journal. He is also co-editor of the online activist journal, www.makezine.org and an active member of Queers for Economic Justice.