Zaylore Stout was raised in Southern California and received his B.A. from Cal State Fullerton in International Business Management. He graduated from the University of St. Thomas School of Law in 2010 and founded his own law firm, Zaylore Stout & Associates (ZSA), which handles employment law matters which include sexual harassment, discrimination, wrongful termination, and wage & hour disputes. ZSA is the first LGBT certified law firm in the State of Minnesota though the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC). He serves on the board of directors for Quorum, FairVote Minnesota and is a former member candidate for city council in St. Louis Park and served on the city’s Human Rights Commission. Zaylore’s first book titled Our Gay History in 50 States, which highlights significant people, places, and “queer facts” relating to LGBTQIA history on a state-by-state basis is already an international award winner. His next book Our Black History in Fifty States is slated for released during Black history month 2024.
In 2018, the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal showcased their first-ever Business of Pride Awards highlighting outstanding LGBTQ business leaders in the Twin Cities metro area who are making a difference in advancing equality in the business world and community, as well as demonstrating their own professional successes. The firm holds several master contracts with government agencies and is sought after as a guest speaker across the country (Best Buy, Mortenson, Lockheed Martin, National Multifamily Housing Council, Major League Soccer, and more).