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Michael Johnson '03 named GLAD chief legal strategist

WVU Lawa 2003 graduate Michael Johnson

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Michael Johnson, a 2003 graduate of the West Virginia University College of Law, is the new chief legal strategist for GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders.

Known as GLAD, the Boston-based organization uses strategic litigation, public policy advocacy, and education to fight discrimination based on gender identity and expression, HIV status and sexual orientation. 

“For more than four decades, GLAD’s cutting-edge legal work has driven monumental advancements in LGBTQ+ nondiscrimination protections, transgender rights, family equality, the rights of people living with HIV, and more across New England and nationally,” Johnson said. “But even as we gain increased legal protections, our efforts are constantly being challenged.”

Johnson joins GLAD after nearly 20 years in leadership roles at Western New England University School of Law, where he most recently served as associate dean for student affairs and enrollment planning. He earned his undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.


Read the GLAD news release

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