Beth Littrell

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Beth Littrell is a Senior Attorney in the Southern Regional Office of Lambda Legal, the oldest and largest national legal organization committed to achieving full recognition of the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people and people with HIV.

Before joining Lambda Legal in 2007, Littrell was involved in numerous constitutional cases involving LGBTQ and students' rights first as an attorney and later the associate legal director for the ACLU of Georgia. She helped to strike down Georgia's fornication law, which made it a crime for unmarried persons to engage in intimate relations (In re J.M.), winning an appeal that forced the state to return a lesbian mother's children (In re S.C. and E.C.) and winning relief for students subject to a racially applied, overly vague "antigang" dress code (Tillman v. Gwinnett Co. Sch. Dist.). She was also among the legal team heading up the challenge against Georgia's antigay constitutional amendment (O'Kelley v. Purdue), and was the lead attorney for the fight to secure the right for students to form a gay straight alliance in White County, Georgia (P.R.I.D.E. v. White Co. School Dist.).

Littrell has appeared on dozens of panels and given lectures and presentations on issues relating to orientation, identity and the law and was part of the Distinguished Lecturer Series at Georgia State University's College of Education and the Honorable Bleckley Inns of Court. She is a member of the board of directors of the Georgia Stonewall Bar Association, and was honored with the Service to Youth award by YouthPride in 2006.

Litrell graduated cum laude from Georgia State University with a B.A. in Journalism. She received her juris doctorate in 2001 from Georgia State University's College of Law, graduating in the top quarter of her class. She was awarded the Don George Equal Liberty Fellowship the same year, a one-time grant that allowed her to work on equality issues for orientation and identity minorities (i.e., LGBTQ rights), at the ACLU of Georgia. From 2001-2004, she developed and coordinated "the sticks & stones project," a public education campaign to reduce hate-based harassment in schools, for which she was awarded the Stonewall Bar Association's Outstanding Service to the Stonewall Community award in 2002. Concurrent with her positions at the ACLU, Beth also teaches college courses, having served as an Adjunct Instructor in the Communications Department of Georgia State University since spring of 2001.