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.