Achieving LGBTQ Equality Through Litigation, Legislation, Policy, and Public Education

Ming Wong, Esq.

Supervising Helpline Attorney

Shin-Ming Wong graduated with a BA from Stanford University in 2003, where he majored in Philosophy. He was awarded his JD from U.C. Hastings in 2007, with a focus on Public Interest law. As an undergraduate he was active in student organizing around LGBT and people of color issues and was on staff at the Stanford LGBT Community Resources Center. While in law school he did clinical work at the Center for Gender and Refugee Studies and volunteered at the General Assistance Advocacy Project. He also served as co-chair of Hastings’ LGBT student group, Outlaw. He clerked at NCLR his first summer and after law school. In his second summer, he clerked for Julian Burnside, a QC in Melbourne, Australia. He is admitted to practice in California.

Favorite Quote

“To tell the truth is to become beautiful, to begin to love yourself, value yourself. And that’s political, in its most profound way.“

– June Jordan

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