Tonei Glavinic, National Center for Lesbian Rights 

My name is Tonei Glavinic, and I’m a junior from Anchorage, Alaska. I’m double majoring in Political Science and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, as well as working on a Certificate in Women, Policy & Political Leadership.

This year, I’m a Nicholas J. Begich Policy Fellow at the National Center for

Lesbian Rights, or NCLR. Based in San Francisco, NCLR is a primarily legal organization focused on impact litigation like In Re: Marriage Cases (which led to California’s Prop. 8). The DC office works on federal legislation and public policy. Over the next six months or so, I’ll be working on a number of issues, including employment and housing discrimination. Check here throughout the semester to learn more about the work I’m doing and the progress that NCLR is making on lesbian, gay, bisexual & transgender (LGBT) civil rights.