Alesdair Ittelson’s commitment to advancing the rights of LGBTQI people began as a result of growing up as a gender variant child. Currently the Deputy Legal Director at interACT: Advocates for Intersex Youth, Alesdair advocates on behalf of young people who have experienced discrimination in schools, health care facilities, and other institutional settings. Alesdair began his legal career as a Skadden Fellow with the LGBT Project of the Southern Poverty Law Center in Montgomery, Alabama, and has spoken widely on issues impacting LGBTQI communities. Alesdair graduated from the University of California Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law, where Alesdair was President of the Boalt Hall Queer Caucus, Outreach Director of the Boalt Hall Disability Law Society, and a member of the California Law Review. Alesdair’s final year was spent as a visiting scholar at Harvard Law School, where he received a Dean’s Scholar award for his work in Disability and the Law.