Shannon Minter

President Barack Obama has appointed Shannon Price Minter to be a member of the President’s Commission on White House Fellowships.

Minter is legal director of the National Center for Lesbian Rights, a position he has held since 2000. He has served at NCLR since 1993, first as a National Association of Public Interest law fellow and then senior staff attorney.

Minter has lectured and served as an adjunct professor at various universities, including Santa Clara Law School in 2004, the University of California, Berkeley School of Law in 2003, and Stanford Law School in 2001. He is a member of the board of directors of the Transgender Law and Policy Institute and the board of directors of Gender Spectrum.

NCLR is based in San Francisco with an office in Washington, D.C. and was founded in 1977.

In 2009, Minter testified in the first-ever congressional hearing on gender identity discrimination.

NCLR has been involved in a number of cases over the years. In 2011, it convinced the Department of Health and Human Services to prohibit anti-LGBT discrimination in the new state healthcare exchanges.