Anne Tamar-Mattis, JD
Anne Tamar-Mattis, JDFounder and Legal Director Emeritus

Anne founded interACT and brings over two decades of experience in community organizing and nonprofit organizational management, primarily with the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) and youth communities.

She spent six years as the Director of the LYRIC Youth Talkline, a national peer-support line for LGBTQ youth, and she was the first Program Director for San Francisco’s LGBT Community Center. She graduated from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall) in 2006. Anne’s writing has been widely published in the legal, medical, and bioethics press.

Her service to the LGBTQI communities has been recognized by Equal Justice Works, Echoing Green, National Lesbian and Gay Law Association, the Pride Law Fund, Uncommon Legacy, and the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence. In 2010, Anne was honored by KQED (NPR) as an Unsung Hero. Anne has been an adjunct professor at the University of California, Berkeley School of Law since 2008, and in 2011 was elected to the American Law Institute. She is a leading member of the legal team representing the plaintiff in M.C. v. Aaronson. In 2015, she received the Distinguished Advocate award from the AIS-DSD Support Group.

She and her partner of nineteen years, intersex activist and physician Suegee Tamar-Mattis, are the parents of two children.