April Meeting – “Have We Turned a Corner?”

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Have we turned a corner?
Progress on LGBT issues in Minnesota and beyond

The modern phase of the LGBT equality movement is generally about forty years old, but it seems as if in recent years, progress toward that goal has picked up steam. From advances regarding relationship recognition, to employment equality, the movement for LGBT rights has never been stronger. Our speaker, Phil Duran, will review and analyze recent developments, and offer thoughts about more to come.

OutFront Minnesota Legal Director Phil Duran began volunteering with OutFront Minnesota in 1997 and joined the staff in 2000. A graduate of the U of M Law School, his work focuses on legal information, referral, and education; state legislative research and analysis; state administrative agency, judicial, and local government public policy; and direct representation in selected public-assistance and human-rights cases. He is well-known for his work regarding legal issues facing transgender people.

Phil represents OutFront Minnesota on Governor Dayton’s Task Force on the Prevention of School Bullying, and chairs the Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity subcommittee of the Minnesota Judicial Branch’s Committee for Equality and Justice. He is currently President-Elect of the Minnesota State Bar Association, and is a past member of the Minneapolis Civil Rights Commission and a founding board member of the Minnesota Lavender Bar Association.

If You Go…

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Roseville Library
2180 Hamline Avenue

1:00-1:15 Social Time
1:15-1:45 Business Meeting
1:45-2:00 Break
2:00-3:30 Duran Presentation
4:00- Dinner at Panda Garden Buffet

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