Dana Savage is the Vice President of Issues and Advocacy for QLaw Bar Association of Washington where she works on behalf of Washington’s LGBTQ+ community to advance equity and legal protections via community organizing, legal intervention, and legislative advocacy. She was a vocal driver and advisor to lawmakers for passage of the ‘Gay & Trans Panic Defense Ban’ under the Nikki Kuhnhausen Act in 2020. Dana is a co-drafter of SB 5313, which is presently before the Washington State Legislature Health & Wellness Committee. Outside of her legislative advocacy volunteer work on behalf of QLaw, Dana is an Assistant Attorney General with the Washington State Attorney General’s Office where she represents the Department of Children, Youth, and Families in dependency proceedings.
Community Driven Anti-Discrimination Legislation: Closing the Gender Affirming Care Loophole