Experiences in Building an LGBTQ+ Pipeline
2 PM EDT
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) youth are disproportionately entering the school-to-prison pipeline, a pathway to repeated encounters with the criminal justice system. This is especially true for LGBTQ youth of color. Yet there is an increasing number of openly LGBTQ+ individuals entering law school and the legal pipeline continues to flow for LGBTQ employees.Are there lessons to be learned from these trends? This program will explore the unique issues LGBTQ+ youth are facing in the long road to becoming a lawyer. Panelists from a variety of backgrounds will discuss their personal experiences in their journey to becoming a successful attorney and the obstacles they faced growing up in the face of a system that attempted to set them up to fail.