Chris Erchull (any pronouns) joined GLAD in 2019. He is actively engaged with policy work across New England, with a particular focus on advocating for transgender rights in New Hampshire, including the defeat of a New Hampshire bill that aimed to prevent transgender girls from playing sports in school. Chris also works with New England families and schools to ensure that LGBTQ+ students are afforded equal educational opportunities. His litigation includes Pangborn v. Ascend, a lawsuit on behalf of a hospice care nurse who was denied healthcare by his employer because he is transgender. Recently, Chris co-authored an amicus brief in Commonwealth v. Carter to urge the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court to rule that people are not excluded from jury service based on sexual orientation.
Chris has been honored as one of the “40 Best LGBTQ+ Lawyers Under 40” by the National LGBT Bar Association. Chris graduated cum laude from New York University and magna cum laude from the Western New England University School of Law. He served as a law clerk to the Honorable Ariane D. Vuono of the Massachusetts Appeals Court and to the justices of the Massachusetts Superior Court. Chris is licensed to practice law in Massachusetts and New Hampshire.