National Co-Chairs

Mobilizing LGBTQ+ communities, our loved ones and our allies – with particular focus on those who have been actively silenced and neglected – in the fight to affirm and protect our rights, our safety and our full humanity.

Anika Simpson, Ph.D.

Founder, Beyond Policy LLC | Associate Professor of Women’s & Gender Studies and Philosophy at Morgan State University | Pronouns: She, Her, Hers

Ashley Smith

The Capital Pride Alliance | Human Rights Campaign Foundation, Board Member | Pronouns: He, Him, His

Catalina Velasquez

Consult Catalina President | Casa Ruby Senior Director of Strategic Partnerships and Communications | Washington DC Mayor’s Office of Latino Affairs Commissioner | Our Revolution Board Vice Chair | GetEqual Board Co-Chair | Megaphone Strategies​ Board Member | Inclusv Board Member | Trans United Fund Board Member | United We DREAM’s Queer Undocumented Immigrant Project (QUIP) Advisory Council | Pronouns: She, Her, Hers, Trans Goddess.

David Bruinooge

Founder: The Equality March for Unity & Pride | Pronouns: He, Him, His

Elle Hearns

Executive Director of The Marsha P Johnson Institute | Pronouns: She, Her, Hers

José L. Plaza

President, Latino GLBT History Project | Chair, DC Latino Pride | Executive Board Member, DC New Leaders Council | Pronouns: He, Him, His

Lydia X. Z. Brown

Chairperson of the Massachusetts Developmental Disabilities Council | At-large board member of the Autism Women’s Network | Pronouns: They, Them, Theirs

Lynnette McFadzen

President, BiNet USA | Producer, The BiCast | Core Organizer | The Bi Brigade | Pronouns: They/Them She/Hers

Nicole Murray Ramirez

International Court System, U.S.A., Canada and Mexico | Harvey Milk Foundation | Pronouns: He, Him, His

Sean Coleman

Executive Director, Destination Tomorrow | Board Member, Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund (TLDEF) | Pronouns: He, Him, His

Sue Doster

Co-President, InterPride | CTO, amfAR | Strategic Planning Director, NYCPride | Pronouns: She, Her, Hers

Thomas Tonatiuh Lopez

The International Indigenous Youth Council | Standing Rock Activist | Two-Spirit & Indigenous Activist | Pronouns: He, Him, His