Velvetpark Names NCLR’s Kate Kendell as One of the Top 25 Most Significant Queer Women of 2009

The Tireless Champion – Kate Kendell, Gay Rights Legal Council/Activist

Kate Kendell grew up gay and Mormon… in Utah. So then, it sort of makes sense that she was on the team leading the charge against Mormon-backed Proposition 8 to overturn gay marriage in California. Having served early in her career as the ACLU’s first staff attorney in Utah, she made her way to the National Center for Lesbian Rights in 1994, eventually becoming the group’s executive director in 1996. And every day she’s out there fighting the good fight for LGBT equality.

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