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February 10, 2013

ABA Honors Government Lawyer with Inaugural Stonewall Award

Matt Nosanchuk is an attorney with substantial experience working on constitutional and civil rights issues in all three branches of government, in private practice and at non-profit organizations, throughout his career.  Nosanchuk joined the Obama administration in 2009 as senior counselor in the U.S. Department of Justice Civil Rights Division, where he provided leadership on LGBT, policy and legislative issues and congressional oversight.

The Stonewall Award recognizes contributions by the recipients thereof to the advancement of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals in the legal profession, and/or to LGBT legal issues, to be awarded by the ABA Commission on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity.

Established by the ABA in 2007, the SOGI Commission works to secure for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons full and equal participation in the ABA, the legal profession and the justice system.