May 15, 2017

Challenging the Profession

Tom Fitzpatrick

I was elected as the first openly gay member of the ABA Board of Governors in 1998. At that point, I had been involved with the ABA and bar activities for more than 20 years. However, the realization that I was gay and the coming out experience had only occurred a couple of years prior to being elected to the Board representing Washington, Oregon, Alaska, and Montana.

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