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Finding Aid to the Dean Hansell Papers, 1974-2010 Coll2013.081
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Description
The papers document Dean Hansell's involvement with the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation of Los Angeles (GLAAD/LA), the L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center, and LGBT discrimination dealings with the American Bar Association, Boy Scouts of America, California Proposition 8, City of Los Angeles, Explorers/Boy Scouts of Southern California, FBI, and Los Angeles Police Department, bulk 1985-2010. Dean Hansell co-founded GLAAD/LA, served as co-chair of the L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center, and worked as a partner at the international law firm of Hogan Lovells, among other achievements.
Background
Excerpted from the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) Blog: http://www.glaad.org/blog/glaad-co-founder-dean-hansell-receive-founders-award-glaad-media-awards-los-angeles (accessed on August, 15, 2013).Dean Hansell was one of co-founders of what became known for many years as GLAAD/LA, and served as co-president for three years. Prior to GLAAD's founding, Dean had been involved with the Anti-Defamation League and the NAACP.... Dean Hansell has served a combined total of 17 years on then GLAAD/LA, and then later, the national GLAAD Board of Directors.Dean is a Partner in the international law firm of Hogan Lovells (2,100 attorney firm in 40 cities on 4 continents.) He specializes in complex and cutting-edge litigation and arbitration. A former state and federal prosecutor, he has authored more than 25 book chapters and legal journal articles. He has argued before numerous courts including the California Supreme Court, the High Court of American Samoa, and the US Courts of Appeals for the 9th, 8th, 7th and DC Circuits.Dean served on the Board of Trustees of Denison University, Chairs the UCLA School of Public Health Advisory Board, is the President of the Fire and Police Pension Board for the City of Los Angeles, and serves on the Boards of the California Bar Foundation, the Library Foundation of Los Angeles, the Los Angeles Community College Foundation, the Police Foundation of Los Angeles and the LA Gay & Lesbian Center (former co-Chair). He is a member of the Advisory Boards of the Christopher Isherwood Foundation and the Asian Pacific American Legal Center. Dean was the former Police Commissioner of Los Angeles.Dean has also received the Distinguished Service Medal from the Los Angeles Board of Police Commissioners, the Herman Humanitarian Award from Beth Chayim Chadashim, the Co-President’s Award from Lawyers for Human Rights, the Alumni Citation from Denison University, and the Humanitarian Award from the Liberty Hill Foundation.
Extent
1.85 linear foot. 1 archive box + 1 archive carton
Restrictions
All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the ONE Archivist. Permission for publication is given on behalf of ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives at USC Libraries as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.
Availability
The collection is open to researchers. There are no access restrictions.