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Phil Duran

Phil Duran
Legal Director | phil@outfront.org

OutFront Minnesota Legal Director Phil Duran began volunteering with OutFront Minnesota in 1997 and joined our staff in 2000. A graduate of the University of Minnesota law school, his work focuses on legal information, referral, and education; state legislative research and analysis; state administrative agency, judicial, and local government public policy; and direct representation in selected public-assistance and human-rights cases. He is well-known for his work regarding legal issues facing transgender people.

Phil represented OutFront Minnesota on Governor Dayton's Task Force on the Prevention of School Bullying, and co-chairs the Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity subcommittee of the Minnesota Judicial Branch's Committee for Equality and Justice. He is past President of the Minnesota State Bar Association, and is a member of the Minnesota State Advisory Committee to the US Civil Rights Commission.  Additionally, he is a past member of the Minneapolis Civil Rights Commission and a founding board member of the Minnesota Lavender Bar Association.

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