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Refusing to be marginalized, Elyse Cherry became an LGBTQ+ trailblazer

Northeastern law school grad Elyse Cherry has made a lifelong commitment to advocacy, especially for the LGBTQ+ community. She advocated with Northeastern Law faculty to incorporate lesbian and gay lives and cases into the law school curriculum, ultimately helping to create an independent course: lesbian and gay people in the law. Later, as a member of the board of GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders (GLAD), Elyse Cherry contributed to the growth of the organization from a small organization to a stable and consistent force for justice in court. In this article by the Northeastern Global News, Cherry talks about these and other experiences, sharing about her life, advocacy work in Boston and beyond, and her hope for future generations.

“In my adult lifetime we’ve gone from living under threat of being fired, being a criminal because of being an LGBTQ+ person to having same-sex marriage and a public life.”

Read the full article from Northeastern Global News here!

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