Attorney and AuthorCompany: Zaylore Stout & Associates, LLC
Role: Podcast Presenter / Session Presenter
Zaylore Stout was raised in Southern California and received his BA 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 that include sexual harassment, discrimination, wrongful termination, and wage and hour disputes. ZSA is the first LGBT certified law firm in the State of Minnesota through the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC).
He serves on the board of directors for Quorum and FairVote Minnesota, 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 Fifty 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 release during Black history month in 2024.
In 2018, when the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal showcased their first-ever Business of Pride Awards, Zaylore was named an outstanding LGBTQ business leader in the Twin Cities metro area who makes 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 he is sought after as a guest speaker across the country (with organizations such as Best Buy, Mortenson, Lockheed Martin, National Multifamily Housing Council, Major League Soccer, and more).