Courtney Sharp has been a veteran activist fighting for legal protections for the LGBT community for over 20 years, with her first foray into the legal arena in the 90s after experiencing employment discrimination. Involving herself in one of the earliest high profile cases, Oiler vs. Winn Dixie, Sharp successfully advocated for the ACLU LGBT Project to accept the case. Her work has included extending legal protections for transgender people in New Orleans, statewide, and federally. She has lobbied and educated leaders of PFLAG New Orleans, fought for non-discrimination protections for gender identification, served on the Mayor’s Advisory Committee for LGBT Issues, the LAGPAC Board of Directors, and both the PFLAG National Board of Directors and the local chapter. She remains keenly interested in the intersection of all of our issues with communities of faith.