Christopher Barron (’00) is keynote speaker for first OUTLaw fundraising banquet on Thursday, April 16, 2015

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OUTLaw, the organization for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, questioning and allied law students at Wake Forest Law, is holding its inaugural Advocacy and Awareness Dinner on Thursday, April 16, 2015 at The Millennium Center in downtown Winston-Salem as a fundraising event for the group.

The keynote speaker is Wake Forest Law alumnus, Christopher Barron (’00), a Strategic Communications Consultant at McDonald Hopkins Government Strategies™, who previously founded and ran GOProud. Barron provides MHGS, and its clients, with comprehensive communications, public relations and media relations services. He also serves as the press representative for former Congressman LaTourette and for the Main Street Partnership.

In addition to his work for a variety of clients, Barron has an extensive personal resume of media appearances. Barron has appeared himself, as well as placed clients, on numerous national and local television channels, including MSNBC, NBC, CBS, CNN, CNN Headline News, Fox News, and ABC News.

Tickets are on sale now. Individual tickets are $60, and can be purchased by filling out the ticket order form; To inquire about buying tickets, please email

The dinner includes a full plated dinner (chicken or vegetarian), beer, wine, and dessert. The Dinner will include a raffle to raise money for OUTLaw. This money is used throughout the year to fund speakers, panels, social events, political action and other activities that educate the law school community about LGBTQ issues and promote the legal equality of LGBTQ individuals. The first project OUTLaw intends to implement is an annual summer grant for a law student to work with an LGBTQ public interest organization. Although there have been many victories for the LGBTQ communities over the past year in the legal world, less than three percent of attorneys identify as LGBTQ individuals.

There are opportunities to be a sponsor for the event as well, ranging from a table sponsor at $600 to a rainbow sponsor at $25,000. Donations of all amounts are welcome. For sponsorship information, please view the sponsorship information packet

Visit the Wake Forest OUTLaw Facebook page at: to see photos and the Facebook event for the dinner.


About Wake Forest OUTLaw: Throughout the year, OUTLaw sponsors speakers, panels, activities, social events, and political actions. We seek to foster discussion about legal issues relating to LGBTQ individuals, promote the legal equality of LGBTQ individuals, and educate the law school community. Our commitment to building a larger, stronger LGBTQ student population at Wake Forest Law is taking its next step this year with our inaugural Advocacy & Awareness Dinner.

Christopher Barron ('00)

Christopher Barron (’00)