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Q&A: California Court of Appeals Justice Therese Stewart

In late 2014, The Recorder profiled Justice Therese Stewart, the first lesbian to serve openly as an appellate justice in California. Justice Therese Stewart took her seat on the First District Court of Appeals in August, becoming the first openly gay woman to serve as an...

Mike Jacobs Comes Out as First Openly Bisexual U.S. Judge

Georgia Judge Mike Jacobs has come out as the first openly bisexual judge in the United States. Jacobs made the announcement at the Stonewall Bar Association of Georgia event on April 19, according to Project Q Atlanta. He also confirmed the announcement in a posting about...

Record Number of LGBT Judges in California

The Bay Area Reporter reports on the record number of LGBT judges in California.  There are currently 56 openly LGBT judges serving on the state appellate and trial courts.  There are no openly LGBT judges serving on the CA Supreme Court. The article notes that...

Teresa Caffese Joins San Francisco Superior Court

Vice-President Linda Colfax shared that Teresa Caffese is now a member of the Superior Court for San Francisco.  Governor Jerry Brown’s November 2nd announcement includes "Teresa M. Caffese, 57, of San Francisco, has been appointed to a judgeship in the San Francisco County Superior Court. Caffese...

Judge Feinman Takes the Oath For NY Court of Appeals

On October 18th Judge Guido Loyola (NY) shared these photographs taken that day in Albany, New York, when Associate Judge Paul G. Feinman, our former President, took the oath of office to begin service as a member of the New York Court of Appeals. ...

Anders Takes on Mantle of New President

At the August 4, 2017 Annual Meeting, the Honorable Daniel J. Anders (PA) was elected to succeed the Honorable Victoria S. Kolakowski (CA) as President of The International Association of LGBT Judges. Judge Anders is a member of the Court of Common Pleas, Philadelphia County,...