LGBT Summit

8th Annual LGBT Leadership Summit Hosted by Husch Blackwell and Sponsored by Seyfarth Shaw

From SCOTUS to the States: A Review of Major Cases and Decisions Impacting LGBTQ+ Latinx People

The last Supreme Court term ended with a number of decisions impacting our communities including the dismantling of Affirmative Action in education and that ruling that uniquely creative expression is protected by the First Amendment from being “compelled” by state law when contrary to messages the artist wishes to express. Panelists will discuss what happened at the Court in these cases and others and what we anticipate happening next term. And, across the country during the last legislative session, legislatures continued their attacks against LGBTQ+ people, especially young trans and non-binary people, with attempts to criminalize and prohibit access to health care, prohibiting equal participation in schools, and “Don’ Say Gay or Trans” bills. Lambda Legal has been at the forefront of the litigation response to these attacks. Panelists will give an update on cases and other advocacy happening to protect our communities’ rights and safety. This session is open to all summit participants, and we hope to engage in a discussion with litigators and policy advocates on how we can support each other in this work.

Krista Contino Saumby, HNBA Region VI President, Career Development Professional and Professor, Elon University, Greensboro, NC

Richard Saenz, Senior Attorney, Lambda Legal, New York, NY

Omar Gonzalez-Pagan, Counsel and Health Care Strategist, New York, NY


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