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New York Association of Lesbian and Gay Judges Holds Annual Dinner

January 17, 2019 The New York Association of Lesbian and Gay Judges held its annual dinner on January 17th at the Trinity Place Restaurant in lower Manhattan. Co-sponsored by the Richard C. Failla LGBTQ Commission of the New York State Courts, the dinner drew more than 50...

Washington State Judge Helen Whitener is Honored

February 2, 2019 Judge G. Helen Whitener has received the Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association’s Diversity Award. The award recognizes her dedicated commitment to enhancing and promoting diversity within the legal profession and the Pierce County community. Also in February 2019, Judge Whitener was the keynote speaker for...

Charles Spain to Become First Openly LGBTQ Appellate Court Justice

November 7, 2018—Texas Judge Steven Kirkland is the bearer of great news from the Lone Star State. “We added five new out LGBT judges, re-elected one, and promoted two others," according to Judge Kirkland. "One of the promotions is Municipal Judge Charles Spain, who was...

Ray Warren—The Charlotte Judge Who Made History When He Came Out

October 23, 2018 (Charlotte Magazine) By Barry Yeoman “Gay.” That one word altered Ray Warren’s life when he came out in 1998. He was the first Republican elected official in the state to do so—a piece of history that’s been long overlooked.   [caption id="attachment_2895" align="alignnone" width="800"] Ray Warren...