Commission on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

Stonewall Award

Purpose of the Award

The Stonewall Award is presented by the ABA Commission on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity.

The Stonewall Award is presented by the ABA Commission on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity.

PURPOSE

The purpose of the Stonewall Award is to recognize those lawyers, members of the judiciary and legal academia who have effected real change to remove barriers on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression in the legal profession and the world, nation, state and/or locale, and to recognize those who have championed diversity for the LGBT community, both within the legal profession and impacting the greater human universe.

BACKGROUND

In 2011, the ABA Board of Governors approved the creation of the Stonewall Award to recognize contributions by the recipients thereof to the advancement of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) individuals in the legal profession, and/or to LGBT legal issues, to be awarded by the ABA SOGI Commission.

Questions?  If you have any inquiries, please contact the SOGI Commission at sogi@americanbar.org

CRITERIA AND NOMINATION PROCESS

Follow link to  Call for Nominations page for criteria & instructions.

* All nominations to be submitted via e-format.