Founded in January of , OGALLA was created as a statewide organization to support the needs of sexual minorities and gender non-conforming people in the legal profession. Education and Outreach Committee - This committee works to educate a broad range of audiences through CLEs with a focus on LGBTQ issues and through educational outreach on civil and legal rights at events such as Pride. In , the Committee is working to host a CLE for juvenile law practitioners and social workers to address effective advocacy for LGBTQ youth in the foster care system. Judiciary Committee - The Judiciary Committee reviews candidates for appointed judicial positions. The committee works closely with other diversity bars in the vetting process in order achieve our goal of promoting a judiciary that is diverse and committed to the constitutional ideals of equality of all people before the law.
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There were over 7, members and 80 chapters worldwide. On July 2, , OutServe announced that it would merge with Servicemembers Legal Defense Network , an organization that advocates on behalf of and provides legal services to gay and lesbian military personnel and veterans, in October As part of an extensive reorganization and a review of the organization's mission and finances, which included some public airing of internal dissension and inability to fund its current operations, Josh Seefried resigned from the Board on July 8,   Less than nine months after hiring Robinson, OutServe-SLDN's board announced it was bankrupt and had to close its Washington D. She was the first transgender person to ever lead a national LGBT rights organization that does not have an explicit transgender focus. As of April , OutServe was divided into 42 regional chapters, with a total membership of over 5, members. Due to privacy concerns, OutServe's Membership was closely guarded and monitored.
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All government employees are protected by the U. Constitution against irrational discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. In addition, some measure of protection already exists under Title VII based on gender, which has been held to include gender identity and expression. The U.