Interview of Chase Strangio

Chase Strangio discusses his work as a leading LGBTQ legal advocate with the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), including his representation of and connection to well-known former political prisoner and trans woman Chelsea Manning. Strangio reflects on the rise of anti-trans legislation nationally, the missteps of the LGBTQ rights movement, and the limits and role of legal advocacy in social movements. As well, Strangio recounts their own growing up, politicization and radicalization, and his prior work with the Sylvia Rivera Law Project (SRLP).

Date of Interview:

November 18, 2021

Location of Interview:

ACLU Office, 125 Broad Street

Place of birth:

Boston, MA


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Interviewed by

Michelle Esther O'Brien