Jay Brown

He/Him | Senior Vice President, Programs, Research & Training

An innovative non-profit leader with more than 20 years of experience, Jay Brown drives the work of the HRC Foundation, the educational arm of the nation's largest LGBTQ+ civil rights organization.

As the Senior Vice President of Programs, Research and Training, he works with a team of professionals who manage HRC Foundation programs -- aiming to ensure equality for LGBTQ+ people at every intersection of their identities and lives. The work he leads includes advocacy in workplaces, schools and universities, hospitals and healthcare settings. The team also partners with and supports the leadership development of LGBTQ+ and allied leaders, and drives research that advances understanding of LGBTQ+ individuals and communities in the United States and around the globe.

Brown has a long-standing history with the LGBTQ+ movement and the organization, where he has also led communication and marketing efforts. His previous work includes positions in higher education, advocating for children's literacy and advising other progressive clients.

A longtime advocate for transgender equality and out transgender man, Jay lives in Maryland with his spouse, Kendra, and their two children. He regularly speaks to large audiences and the media, including interviews with CNN, MSNBC, BBC, NPR, The Washington Post, The Associated Press and The New York Times.