The Dan Bradley Award is LGBT Bar’s highest honor. It recognizes the efforts of a member of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender legal community whose work, like Attorney Dan Bradley, has led the way in our struggle for equality under the law. Dan Bradley was the first chair of the American Bar Association Section of Individual Rights and Responsibility’s Committee on the Rights of Gay People, now known as the Committee for Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity. Bradley saw the law as a powerful instrument of social justice, and he believed that lawyers had an obligation to place their skills as advocates at the service of the least powerful among us.
The LGBT Bar is proud to announce that Evan Wolfson, Founder and President of Freedom to Marry has been awarded the 2014 Dan Bradley Award. Evan founded Freedom to Marry in 2003 and thanks to his incredible work, a clear majority of Americans support marriage equality and marriage bans are falling at a previously unimaginable speed.
The LGBT Bar will also recognize David Rosenblum, legal director at the Mazzoni Center, with an honorary Dan Bradley Award. David passed away earlier this year, but his influence on the LGBT legal profession will continue to be felt for years to come. He spearheaded the Career Fair at Lavender Law and tirelessly advocated for direct legal services and healthcare for our community.