President Obama today named National Center for Lesbian Rights legal director Shannon Minter to the President’s Commission On White House Fellowships. The White House’s press release recounts Minter’s many accomplishments:
He has served at NCLR since 1993, first as a National Association of Public Interest Law Fellow and then Senior Staff Attorney. Mr. Minter has lectured and served as an adjunct professor at various universities, including Santa Clara Law School in 2004, the University of California, Berkeley School of Law in 2003, and Stanford Law School in 2001. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Transgender Law and Policy Institute and the Board of Directors of Gender Spectrum. Mr. Minter is a former member of the American Bar Association Commission on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity, the Board of Directors of Equality California, and the Advisory Board of the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission. He received Stanford Law School’s National Public Service Award in 2008, the Ford Foundation’s Leadership for a Changing World Award in 2005, and the Equality California Justice Award in 2005. Mr. Minter received a B.A. from University of Texas at Austin and a J.D. from Cornell Law School.
Hit Minter’s name in the post labels for the many mentions of his work with the NCLR.