Advancing LGBT Civil Rights


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, July 25, 2016
CONTACT:  Brad Luna, LUNA+EISENLA media | 202-812-8140 (mobile)

MEDIA ADVISORY for Monday, July 25th, 2016

National LGBT Legal Panel to Feature Supreme Court Marriage Plaintiff Jim Obergefell

TODAY at 2:30 – 4pm to Discuss Landmark Legal Cases and Future of LGBT Movement

PHILADELPHIA, PA – Equality Forum, the nation’s premier lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights summit, will convene the LGBT community’s top legal scholars for a panel discussion today on the state and future of the LGBT movement. 


Equality Forum National LGBT Legal Panel


National Museum of American Jewish History (Dell Theater)
101 South Independence Mall East (5th and Market Streets)
Philadelphia, PA 19106


TODAY, Monday, July 25th, 2:30 – 4pm


Bradley Sears, Exec. Dir., Williams Institute, UCLA School of Law (moderator)
James Esseks, Director, ACLU LGBT & HIV Project
Roberta Kaplan, Counsel to Edie Windsor
Shannon Minter, Esq., Litigation Dir., National Center for Lesbian Rights
Janson Wu, Exec. Dir., GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders (GLAD)

Special Guest

Jim Obergefell, Plaintiff, Supreme Court Marriage Equality Case (signing of his book, Love Wins, directly after the National Legal Panel)



Equality Forum 2016

About Equality Forum

Participants in Equality Forum 2016

LGBT Champion Awards

Biography of Malcolm Lazin


The full schedule (including dates, times, locations and participants) of Equality Forum 2016 events throughout the week can be viewed at

MEDIA RSVP:  Media looking to cover Equality Forum 2016, convening the LGBT community’s leading voices during the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, July 25th – 28th, should RVSP by emailing Brad Luna, LUNA+EISENLA media,


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About the Equality Forum

Equality Forum coordinates LGBT History Month, produces documentary films, undertakes high-impact initiatives and presents the largest annual national and international LGBT civil rights summit.  

Equality Forum is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to advance national and international lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights with an educational focus.  For more information on the Equality Forum, please visit:



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