Alex Lee

Board Member

Filmmaker and attorney-activist Alexander Lee is the founding Executive Director of the Transgender, Gender Variant, and Intersex Justice Project (TGIJP), a community-based legal services and policy organization based in San Francisco that works to end the abuse of transgender people in prison. Since leaving the organization in 2009, Alex now works as a public interest career counselor for law students at UC Berkeley School of Law. He has also served on the Board of Directors of the Astraea Foundation and as a grantmaking panel member for the Saguaro Fund of the Funding Exchange. As a filmmaker, Alex co-founded the all queer and trans filmmakers of color production collective Light Show Pictures in 2014. His most recent short film EL CAMINO (2016) screened at film festivals around the country, and won the Audience Award at the Queer Women of Color Film Festival. He is currently producing Light Show Pictures’ next film, YESTERDAY, slated for release in 2018. Alex seeks to use mass media to further his activism by sparking conversations with the larger public on complex issues such as alternatives to the prison industrial complex and a world without borders. Alex is a former Soros Justice Advocacy Fellow and received his JD from UC Berkeley School of Law in 2004.