Milo Manopoulos Beitman
In his work with the Health & Welfare unit, Milo primarily advocates for individuals living with HIV, women of color, and folks of trans experience, so that they may access and maintain public benefits and stable housing. He also supervises UC Berkeley Law School’s monthly student-led Name and Gender Change Clinic.
Prior to joining EBCLC, Milo was a staff attorney at Legal Assistance for Seniors supporting older adults and those living with disabilities to access public benefits, health law and housing. Previously, he volunteered at Bay Area Legal Aid, Open Door Legal, and was a legal fellow for the International Justice Resource Center. During law school, Milo interned with The California Appellate Project, Queer African Youth Networking Center in Ghana and Nigeria, and clerked for Judge Maria-Elena James in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.
Milo deeply struggles with writing about schools attended, jobs done, accolades given, yet realizes the importance of naming his journey for other transgender lawyers and law students on a similar path to witness hope and resilience within our community. Milo is a transmasculine white passing immigrant who hopes to keep leveraging his privileges to uplift and contribute to our trans communities of color. In his free time, Milo enjoys hot springs, RnB concerts, pleasure seeking adventures, playing soccer, and spending time with his two pre-teen kids, chosen family and community.