Diana Adams is a leading international lawyer and activist for underserved families.

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Diana Adams is the founder of the Chosen Family Law Center, a nonprofit providing legal support services for LGBTQIA, polyamorous and other underserved families. They got their start in LGBTQIA legal activism in 2007 and now split their time between Germany and New York, working as a leader within an international network of lawyers advocating for protections for these families beyond borders.

Adams is also a cofounder of Polyamory Legal Advocacy Coalition, which works on legislative advocacy for those in consensually non-monogamous relationships and non-nuclear families. This group drafted model ordinances for multi-partner domestic partnership that have passed into law in three Massachusetts cities and has also developed various city-level non-discrimination protection laws based on relationship structure, as well as corporate non-discrimination model provisions.

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What Now … for health and happiness? Notes from Session 2 of TEDWomen 2021

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For Session 2 of TEDWomen 2021, seven speakers shared ideas and insights on everything from mental health and family structures to how to uplift personal and collective dignity. The event: TEDWomen 2021: Session 2, hosted by TED’s head of curation Helen Walters in Palm Springs, California on December 2, 2021 Speakers: Charles C. Daniels, Jr., […]

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