Evan Wolfson is founder and President of Freedom to Marry, the campaign to win marriage nationwide. Before founding Freedom to Marry in 2003, Evan served as marriage project director for Lambda Legal Defense & Education Fund, was co-counsel in the historic Hawaii marriage case, and participated in numerous gay rights and HIV/AIDS cases.
He has been recognized for his work by several institutions and publications - most recently in June 2012, when he was honored alongside President Barack Obama as a recipient of the Barnard Medal of Distinction. In 2004, Time magazine named Evan one of the "100 most influential people in the world," and in 2010, the American Psychiatric Association awarded him the John Fryer award for his contributions to improving the mental health of the LGBT community.
Evan has argued before the U.S. Supreme Court in Boy Scouts of America v. Dale, served in the Peace Corps in West Africa, and is the author of Why Marriage Matters: America, Equality and Gay People's Right to Marry.
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