On October 26, 2015 AABANY co-sponsored NQAPIA’s 7th Annual LGBTQ Reception at Skadden Arps.  The reception celebrated the diversity within the LGBT and Asian American/South Asian communities and also provided support to LGBT API attorneys in corporate, commercial, government, and public interest practice. AABANY’s LGBT Co-chair Glenn Magpantay, who also serves as NQAPIA’s Executive Director, gave warm welcoming remarks.  New York City Commissioner on Human Rights, Carmelyn Malalis was the honoree and keynote speaker.  The reception drew a very strong turnout, including Judge Doris Ling-Cohan, one of the very first jurists to rule in favor of same-sex marriage in a 2005 New York case.  Thanks to AABANY’s Corporate Law Committee co-chair Dwight Yoo and his firm Skadden Arps for generously hosting the reception. Matthew Skinner, LeGaL’s Executive Director was also hand and gave brief remarks.

Pictured, top, from left to right: Corporate Law Committee Co-Chair Dwight Yoo, President Will Wang, LeGaL Executive Director Matthew Skinner, Carmelyn Malalis, Judge Doris Ling-Cohan, LGBT Committee Co-Chair Glenn Magpantay, and Sonia Lin.

Thanks to President Will Wang for the details and photos.