Out and About: The LGBT Experience in the Legal Profession

The ABA Commission on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity and the National LGBT Bar Association are pleased to announce their joint publication, OUT and ABOUT: The LGBT Experience in the Legal Profession, an edited collection of personal essays, to be published in 2014. 

Out and About will share the experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (“LGBT”) attorneys, academics, and jurists in the profession, through their own words, in an effort to educate the legal profession and the general public about this diverse group, its contributions and its struggles.

We are currently seeking submissions. In general, we are looking for personal stories (from 800 to 1200 words in length) on the experiences of the LGBT legal community. The focus of the essays may be as broad or narrow as each author desires, generally discussing when, where, and how she or he has progressed or advanced in his or her career, and, whether/how being LGBT impacted them.

For more information, to recommend a contributor, or to submit your essay for consideration, please contact Skip Harsch, SOGI Commission Director, at Interested contributors should also provide a brief biographic statement.