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[O@A] State of the Queer World

by Out@Anderson

Club O@A

Wed, 04 Mar 2020

11:30 AM – 12:45 PM PST (GMT-8)

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110 Westwood Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90095, United States

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While the past few decades have seen a number of advancements in the recognition of the legal rights of LGBT people, the old adage still holds true for millions of people in the U.S. – you can be married on Saturday and be legally fired on Monday (or be denied health care, housing, and much more) on the basis of your sexual orientation or gender identity. Please join Luis Vasquez, the Daniel H. Renberg Law Fellow at the Williams Institute, as he discusses the current state of LGBT rights in the United States, including what the outcome of the Title VII cases pending before the Supreme Court and the Equality Act pending before the U.S. Senate could do to impact the lives and well-being of LGBT people across the nation.

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Luis Vasquez

Daniel H. Renberg Fellow

The Williams Institute

Luis Vasquez is the Daniel H. Renberg Fellow at the Williams Institute. Luis was raised in Las Vegas, Nevada and is a first-generation Mexican American. Prior to law school, he worked as a paralegal for six years while earning his Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

While at UCLA Law, Luis served as the President of the Student Bar Association and Editor-in-Chief of the Dukeminier Awards Journal of Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Law, among a number of other roles.  One of his primary efforts was to help improve conditions for LGBT+ students on campus, including drafting the petition that ultimately led the law school to build the UCLA campus’s first multi-stall gender-inclusive restroom this past spring. Luis received the annual law student scholarships awarded by the Mexican American Legal Defense Education Fund, the LGBT Bar Association of Los Angeles, the Beverly Hills Bar Foundation, and the Mexican American Bar Foundation for his commitment to public service and the civil rights of marginalized communities.