Month: May 2019

Our Voices blog

NCLR Legal Director Shannon Minter was awarded the John Fryer Award from the American Psychiatric Association, following a keynote lecture at the organization’s  Annual Meeting in San Francisco. “It is no exaggeration to say that the modern LGBTQ rights movement owes its remarkable success to the unique partnership between legal advocates and mental health experts, who have shined the bright light of knowledge—of medical science, of evidence-based research, of fact—into the dark corners...


NCLR is honored to present the inaugural Kate Kendell Commitment to Justice Award to María “Lupita” López Segoviano. Lupita entered law school committed to do public service, with a particular interest in police brutality civil cases, immigration work, and worker’s rights. Throughout her time in school, she has worked with migrants applying for asylum, and even traveled to Tijuana, Mexico to work with members of the asylum caravan. Lupita is driven to work with and for folks affected by...


When I went to law school, there was that initial reaction of: ‘Oh! There are already too many lawyers in Washington!’ But guess what, there weren’t (and still aren’t) many lawyers who are gay and Black, grew up poor, and were raised by a Black lesbian mom. I think the policy-making world needs more people with my lived experiences because that’s what has been missing. We need to be at the table.” “there weren’t (and still aren’t) many lawyers who are gay and Black, grew up poor, and...