About This Issue

Spring 2021

Amid a rising tide of violence in this country - against APA people, Black and Brown people and more - we are continuing to fight a wave of hate-fueled anti-trans legislation in the states. We cannot let grief turn into despair or inaction. We remain united against hate in all its forms.

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Board of Directors

  • Liz Baskin, CA
  • Anne Fay, TX
  • Densil Porteous, OH
  • Sam Slate, TX
  • Bruce Bastian, UT
  • Matt Garrett, GA
  • Henry Robin, NY
  • Dan Slater, CA
  • Chris Boone, CA
  • Todd Hawkins, CA
  • Elizabeth Rodriguez, TX
  • Sean VanGorder, NV
  • Morgan Cox, TX
  • Matt Hendry, CA
  • John Ruffier, FL
  • Lauren Verrusio, NY
  • Alphonso David, DC
  • Christopher Labonte, PA
  • Patrick Scarborough, AL
  • Jamaul Webster, NY
  • Patty Ellis, NY
  • Justin Mikita, CA
  • Elizabeth Schlesinger, MO
  • Michael Weinholtz, CA
  • Amy Errett, CA
  • Karen Morgan, OH
  • Alicia Schwarz, MN
  • Melanie Falls, OH
  • Lester Perryman, LA
  • Jay Sethi, NY

Foundation Board of Directors

  • Bruce Bastian, UT
  • Matt Garrett, GA
  • Marlene Olshan, PA
  • Judy Shepard, NY
  • Candi Castleberry Singleton, CA
  • Randall Hance, TX
  • Jodie Patterson, NY
  • Ashley Smith, DC
  • Edie Cofrin, GA
  • Andrea Jenkins, MN
  • Lester Perryman, LA
  • Matt Smith, TX
  • Alphonso David, DC
  • Tom Kovach, NV
  • Henry Robin, NY
  • Deb Taft, MA
  • Patty Ellis, NY
  • Chris Lehtonen, CA
  • Cathi Scalise, TX
  • Paul Thompson, CA
  • Xavier Esters, IL
  • Justin Mikita, CA
  • Brigid Scarbrough, GA
  • Michael Weinholtz, CA
  • Anne Fay, TX
  • Rey Ocañas, TX
  • Jay Sethi, NY

Board of Governors

  • Patrick Achis, CA
  • Jefferson Coombs, CA
  • Elizabeth Kennedy, OH
  • Dakerri Rhone, TN
  • Christina Adeleke, NC
  • Isabel Cordova, CA
  • Justin Koziatek, IL
  • Chase Rickey, OH
  • Paul Anagnostos, FL
  • Dolores Covrigaru, NY
  • Wendy Kraft, NV
  • Sabrina Robinson, CA
  • Tal Anderson, MN
  • Giles Davidson, TX
  • Andy LaBadie, WA
  • Ryan Roche, GA
  • Julie Anderton, IL
  • Craig Diaz, OH
  • Keith Laepple, WA
  • Christian Rogers, LA
  • Mike Anglin, TX
  • Carol Ebersole-Weiss, NY
  • Nam Lam, CA
  • Tom Rogers, PA
  • Matthew Arnold, OH
  • Cordy Elkins, MA
  • Luigi Lewin, NY
  • Bruce Rohr, DC
  • Liz Balcom, PA
  • Mark Falgout, NC
  • Jasmin Lewis, FL
  • Aaron Rutledge, DC
  • Nicolas Ball, OH
  • Chris Fasser, NY
  • Scott Lohmann, TX
  • Anthony Sandonato, FL
  • Andrew Bare, OH
  • Maria Fasulo, NY
  • Lisa Madry, TX
  • Chris Scherm, NJ
  • Sandy Bass, CA
  • Sara Fernando, CA
  • Alli Martin, UT
  • Shannon Scott, OR
  • Greg Battaglia, NY
  • Aaron Finnegan, MO
  • Brian Martin, NV
  • Thomas Sim, CA
  • Andrew Beaudoin, FL
  • Meredith Fourtney, TN
  • Jennifer Slipakoff, GA
  • Claire Martinez, UT
  • Matteline Becker, NV
  • Demetri Gant, GA
  • Chris Matta, TX
  • Neil Smith, WA
  • Trisha Beissel, TX
  • Tony Garavaglia, MO
  • Lindsey Mazza, CA
  • Joshua Sparrow, FL
  • Neil Berenson, MA
  • Sarah Garber, MO
  • Joseph Milizio, NY
  • April Splawn, NC
  • Julie Berteloot, NV
  • Diego Garcia Blum, MA
  • Tory Mitchell, IL
  • David Stetter, MO
  • Brooke Bishop, OH
  • Brittney Garr, TN
  • Kelly Moffat, NY
  • Taylor Stockett, TX
  • Stefani Borg, OH
  • Stephen Gossman, CA
  • John Morrison, NY
  • Sal Stow, TX
  • Amy Bornstein, MO
  • Andrea Hackl, DC
  • Jim Murphy, CA
  • Betty Pei Ching Sun, LA
  • Joy Bowling, NC
  • Lynn Hammond, CA
  • Marcia Namowitz, NY
  • Judy Sunblade, MA
  • Gary Brewer, NV
  • Lisa Hannusch, TX
  • Brent Nelson, MN
  • Olivia Taylor, TX
  • Robert Bronke, NC
  • Troy Henson, OH
  • Casey Nichols, MN
  • Rick Taylor, OH
  • Javier Brown, GA
  • Christina Hernandez, TX
  • Shayom Ortiz, TX
  • Julian Tovar, TX
  • Malik Brown, GA
  • Molly Herzig, CA
  • Trish Perry, CA
  • Sean VanGorder, NV
  • Percy Brown, GA
  • Latoya Holman, NV
  • Trey Pike, TX
  • Vikrum Vishnubhakta, NY
  • Tessa Cabrera, CA
  • Byron Hoover, IL
  • Charlotte Prentice, TX
  • Aaron Weiner, OH
  • Nancy Caldwell, TX
  • Lori Hoppmann, PA
  • David Prince, IL
  • Christopher Wilson, MO
  • Constance Callahan, GA
  • Sherie Hughes, MD
  • Layne Rackley, CA
  • Gary Wilson, TX
  • Dana Castelvecchi, TX
  • Tom Jackobs, TX
  • Ricardo Ramirez, TX
  • Shawn Wolfe, OH
  • Richard Chizmadia, OH
  • Dennis Jolley, MN
  • Nico Ramsey, TX
  • Julie Wood, GA
  • Miguel Cobian, OR
  • Alyssa Jones, MA
  • Michael Rendon, TX
  • Hudson Young, DC
  • Dabney Conwell, OH
  • Louis Kemp, NC
  • Linda Reyes-Hart, TX
  • Dennie Zastrow, PA

Emeritus Council

  • Gwen Baba, CA
  • Suzanne Hamilton, OH
  • Christoper Labonte, PA
  • Cathi Scalise, TX
  • Ian Barrett, MO
  • LeeAnn Jones, GA
  • Andy Linsky, CA
  • Linda Scaparotti, CA
  • Jane Daroff, OH
  • Sheila Kloefkorn, AZ
  • DyShaun Muhammad, AZ
  • Frank Woo, CA
  • Christopher Flynn, MA

Human Rights Campaign Senior Staff

Alphonso David
President

Tim Bahr
Development Director, Major Gifts, Planned Giving & Foundation Relations

Jay Brown
Senior Vice President of Programs, Research and Training

Steven Churchill
Director of Information Technology

Ty Cobb
Senior Director Strategic Initiatives and Research

Nicole Cozier
Senior Vice President, Diversity & Inclusion

Dane Grams
Membership Director

Andrea Green
Senior Director of Finance and Operations

Nicole Greenidge-Hoskins
Senior Vice President and General Counsel

Ellen Kahn
Senior Director, Programs and Partnerships

Don Kiser
Creative Director

Joni Madison
Chief Operating Officer & Chief of Staff

Ben Needham
Director of Strategic Initiatives

Susan Paine
Director, Analytics and Strategy

Maya Rao
Development Director

Jim Rinefierd
Vice President of Finance & Operations

Susanne Salkind
Vice President of Human Resources & Leadership Development

Christopher Speron
Senior Vice President of Development & Membership

David Stacy
Government Affairs Director

Kelli Stam
Vice President of Marketing and Partnerships

Sarah Warbelow
Legal Director

Geoff Wetrosky
Campaign Director

JoDee Winterhof
Senior Vice President of Policy & Political Affairs


Human Rights Campaign Equality Staff

Josette Matoto
Associate Design Director

Carolyn Simon
Director of Digital & Content Strategy

Jose Soto
Digital Media Manager

Robert Villaflor
Senior Design Director

Tarine Wright
Junior Designer


Other Contributors

  • Ruth Bordett
  • Steffan Declue
  • Mitch Johnson
  • Elisabeth Rutledge
  • Jay Brown
  • Luchina Fisher
  • Ellen Kahn
  • Jennifer Slipakoff
  • Adam Carey
  • Justin Giaquinto
  • Molly Meegan
  • Kristina Williams
  • Ty Cobb
  • Dane Grams
  • Kate Oakley
  • Matilda Young
  • Nicole Cozier
  • Brandon Hooks

Foundation Partners

  • Anonymous
  • E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation
  • The Morningstar Foundation
  • Sant Foundation
  • AT&T
  • Experion
  • National Education Foundation
  • State Farm
  • Bank of America
  • Gilead Sciences, Inc.
  • Norton Lifelock Inc.
  • Trevor Project, The
  • BBVA
  • Google
  • Open Society Foundations
  • True Colors Fund
  • Baxter International Foundation
  • The Heyday Foundation
  • PepsiCo Foundation
  • TJX Foundation
  • Black Tie Dinner, Inc.
  • IKEA
  • Pfizer
  • Toyota
  • Cisco Systems, Inc.
  • JPMorgan Chase Foundation
  • PhRMA
  • UPS Foundation
  • The Coca-Cola Foundation
  • Kaiser Permanente East Bay Community Foundation
  • Platkin Family Foundation
  • Vanguard Group Foundation
  • Collingwood Foundation
  • The Kors Le Pere Foundation
  • Rockefeller Foundation
  • ViiV Healthcare
  • Danaher Foundation
  • Levi Strauss & Co.
  • Russell Grinnell Memorial Trust
  • The Walt Disney Company
  • David Bohnett Foundation
  • MetLife Foundation

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Gold Partners

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