Glenn D. Magpantay, Esq. is a long time civil rights attorney, mentor, scholar and activist. He inspired new legal minds by teaching “Race & the Law” and “Public Interest Public Service Clinical Seminar” at Brooklyn Law School, as well as “Asian American Civil Rights” at Hunter College/ CUNY. Glenn has published a dozen scholarly legal articles on structural democracy through the lens of language. He has authored several reports and has given commentary to numerous media outlets including the New York Times, Washington Post, USA Today, CNN, MSNBC-TV, NBC Asian America, The Advocate, and the Huffington Post. Glenn currently serves as the Executive Director of the National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance (NQAPIA) working at the intersection of racial justice, immigrants’ rights, andqueerness. He has been organizing in the LGBT community for over 30 years. Before, he was a nationally recognized civil rights attorney at the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF). He is an authority on Asian American political participation, bilingual ballots, minority voter discrimination, multilingual exit polling, and census. He has won many lawsuits to expand the voting rights and political representation of new Americans. Glenn attended the State University of New York (SUNY) at Stony Brook on Long Island, and as a beneficiary of affirmative action, graduated cum laude from the New England School of Law, in Boston.