Conner Suddick became a member of OutFront Minnesota’s Board of Directors in January 2017 at the age of 19. Growing up in small-town Wisconsin, resources for LGBTQ+ youth were scarce. After high school, Conner moved to the Twin Cities to pursue his education to prepare himself for a career as a public interest attorney.
Currently, Conner studies at Hamline University in St. Paul, Minnesota. He is a double-major in Legal Studies and Social Justice (Concentration in Gender, Sexuality, and Policy), minoring in Nonprofit Management, and working toward a Paralegal Certificate. In addition, he is a member of the Hamline University Honors Program. Conner is interested in the intersection of legal studies and social justice to create policies supporting accessibility to the legal system for marginalized individuals - specifically low-income and LGBTQ+ communities. He aspires to be a voice to support those who may feel powerless or silenced due to a lack of access to the legal system. Conner has volunteered hundreds of hours for legal aid programs, created the Legal Volunteering program at Hamline, and is working with faculty to start a criminal expungement clinic on campus. As an advocate and a member of the LGBTQIA+ community, he works as a programming assistant for the Sexualities and Gender Diversity Initiatives Office.
Serving on the Board of OutFront Minnesota has been an absolute honor for Conner. OutFront Minnesota is a transformative experience for anyone who interacts with the organization; the organization is a source of hope, resilience, and resources for LGBTQ+ youth like Conner. The mission, vision, and values of OutFront are crucial to envisioning a more equitable and inclusive Minnesota.