As state director of HRC Alabama, Ashley Jackson leads the organization’s Project One America effort across the state to bring equality to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. Using the resources of HRC and collaborating with local organizations, Jackson will work to change hearts and minds, advance enduring legal protections, and build more inclusive institutions.
Jackson was born and raised in Mississippi and is the co-founder of the Mississippi Safe Schools Coalition. She moved to Alabama and started work for the Southern Poverty Law Center as the LGBT liaison. She has written for and been featured in CNN’s Gay in America series. Jackson brings strong relationships with community groups across the South.