Shannon Minter

Shannon Minter

Shannon Price Minter (born February 14, 1961) is an American civil rights attorney and the legal director of the National Center for Lesbian Rights in San Francisco.

A 1993 graduate of Cornell Law School, Minter has been lead counsel in dozens of groundbreaking legal victories for the LGBT community. A trans man who transitioned at the age of 35, Minter grew up in East Texas. Minter did not change his name when he transitioned from female to male, although he later added the middle name Price in honor of his uncle who died in 2003.

He has a wife whom he married in 2001 and a daughter. Minter says he is pained "by the injustice" that transgender individuals may be legally married in California while gay and lesbian couples cannot.

Minter also has taught law at Stanford University, Golden Gate University and Santa Clara University.

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