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Shelly Skeen (Justice Award Finalists)

Shelly Skeen

(This post is part of a series highlighting the finalists for Dallas LGBT+ Bar Association's 2020 Justice Award. The award recipient will be announced in late January 2021.) Shelly Skeen (she/her) is a Senior Attorney for Lambda Legal, the oldest and largest national legal organization committed to achieving the full recognition of civil rights for … Continue reading Shelly Skeen (Justice Award Finalists)

LGBTQ+ Civil Rights in the Era of Religious Liberties (CLE)

Register here. The historic Obergefell and Bostock decisions from the Supreme Court have accorded LGBT+ folks legal rights that were not widely available to them before in America. At the same time, the Supreme Court has signaled a readiness to balance those new rights with the religious rights of others, who prefer to hold to … Continue reading LGBTQ+ Civil Rights in the Era of Religious Liberties (CLE)

Winifred Akpevweoghene “Freddie” Jacob (Justice Award Finalists)

Winifred Akpevweoghene "Freddie" Jacob

(This post is part of a series highlighting the finalists for Dallas LGBT+ Bar Association's 2020 Justice Award. The award recipient will be announced in late January 2021.) Winifred Jacob (they/them), who goes by “Freddie,” is a charismatic young person from Warri, Nigeria, who organized and participated in the recent anti-police brutality movement to end … Continue reading Winifred Akpevweoghene “Freddie” Jacob (Justice Award Finalists)

Charles M. Gearing and Robert Tobey (Justice Award Finalists)

Charles Gearing and Robert Tobey

(This post is part of a series highlighting the finalists for Dallas LGBT+ Bar Association's 2020 Justice Award. The award recipient will be announced in late January 2021.) Charles Gearing was president of Dallas Association of Young Lawyers (DAYL) in 2019 and Robert Tobey was president of the Dallas Bar Association (DBA) in 2020. The … Continue reading Charles M. Gearing and Robert Tobey (Justice Award Finalists)

Robyn Pocohantas Crowe (Justice Award Finalist)

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(This post is part of a series highlighting the finalists for Dallas LGBT+ Bar Association's 2020 Justice Award. The award recipient will be announced in late January 2021.) Robyn Pocohantas Crowe (she/her), popularly known as Pocohantas Duvall, is a founder of The House of Rebirth “THOR” which is a local “transformative housing initiative and community safe space … Continue reading Robyn Pocohantas Crowe (Justice Award Finalist)