Noël Gordon

Noël Gordon

Senior Program Specialist for HIV Prevention and Health Equity
Noël Gordon, Jr. is a noted public policy professional with a gift for pragmatism, persuasion, and progressive politics. An openly gay, Black man with Afro-Caribbean and Latino roots, Noël is passionate about building bridges between people and communities.

Noël joined the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) in 2013 and currently serves as Senior Program Specialist for HIV Prevention and Health Equity. During his tenure, Noël has significantly expanded HRC’s work to include a renewed focus on HIV and other LGBT health disparities. Through Noël’s leadership, HRC has educated more people than ever before about the current realities of HIV, while also taking on a more active role in the fight for unfettered access to Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (i.e., PrEP), comprehensive sex education, and other common sense, policy solutions. 

Noël's work on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer issues has been mentioned or quoted in more than 300 publications across the country including the Washington Post and USA Today. He is the recipient of numerous awards and fellowships, including the Point Foundation Scholarship and Harry S. Truman Foundation Scholarship, and a frequently sought-after commentator, speaking at the 2014 National African-American MSM Leadership Conference, 2015 U.S. Conference on AIDS, and the 2015 National HIV Prevention Conference.

Noël was born in Brooklyn, New York to a single mother, a nurturing grandmother, and two very courageous aunts -- all of whom immigrated to the United States from a coastal city in central Panama. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Political Science from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and completed a law and policy fellowship at the University of California, Berkeley. A resident of Washington, D.C., Noël enjoys recreational kickball, political dramas, and slam poetry.

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