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Sam Ames
A headshot of Sam Ames, a white cisgender male with short brown hair.

Sam Ames


Sam Ames,Esq., JD, MTS, is a civil rights attorney, author, and national LGBTQ rights advocate. They served as interim executive director at both Our Family Coalition and Trans Lifeline, as a staff attorney at the National Center for Lesbian Rights, and as the founder of the Born Perfect campaign. Sam is a consultant on LGBTQ issues nationwide and has testified in state legislatures, on Capitol Hill, and at the United Nations. They are a member of TRUUsT and a graduate of Harvard Divinity School, George Washington University Law School, and UC Santa Cruz.

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