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Jay Brown

Director of Research and Public Education

Jay Brown

As Director of Research and Public Education, Jay Brown works to extend the reach and capacity of the Human Rights Campaign Foundation programs. He works closely with the Chief Foundation Officer and fellow program directors to plan and communicate the Foundation’s work around LGBT equality in the workplace, healthcare, schools and colleges, foster care and adoption programs, and religion and faith communities. This includes managing the release of new research and reports, developing long-term messaging guidance, and integrating programmatic work with other organizational priorities.

Previously, Jay held director positions at Reading Is Fundamental and Carnegie Mellon University, focusing on integrated marketing and online communications. Jay also worked at the Human Rights Campaign from 2000 to 2006, where he advanced messages of fairness for LGBT people in the media. His work included managing communications strategies around the defeat of the Federal Marriage Amendment, repealing “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” and advancing the equality of transgender people.

An out trans man, Jay lives in Maryland with his spouse, Kendra, and their two children.