Charles Kaiser [?] -- author & founding member of National
Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association [NLGJA].
Garrett Glaser -- National Lesbian and Gay Journalists
Association [NLGJA] national board member.
Ronald Gold -- reporter for Variety; a leader in the fight to
overturn the American Psychiatric Association's policy that
homosexuality is an illness.
Magnus Hirschfeld [d. 1935], early gay rights activist in
Germany; founded one of the first gay rights organizations, the
Scientific Humanitarian Committee; coined the term "transvestism"; fled
Michael Berman -- member, Human Rights Campaign Board of
Mitchell Gold -- HRC Board
Marty Lieberman -- HRC Board
Andy Linsky -- HRC Board
Dana Perlman -- HRC Board
Abby Rubenfeld -- HRC Board
Andrew Tobias -- HRC Board
Lara Schwartz -- Senior Counsel, HRC Heather Wellman -- HRC
Dan Furmansky -- HRC Senior Field Organizer, West
Sally Green -- HRC Associate Field Director
Robin Margolis, American coordinator of the Bi Women's Cultural
Alliance and author [Bisexuality: A Practical Guide].
Nancy Alpert [?] -- Treasurer, GLAAD
Judy Gluckstern -- Board of Directors, GLAAD.
Stephen M. Jacoby -- Board of Directors, GLAAD.
Matt Riklin -- Board, GLAAD
Carol Rosenfeld -- Board, GLAAD.
William Weinberger -- Board, GLAAD
Tanya Wexler -- Board, GLAAD.
David Huebner -- GLAAD Counsel.
Ron Schlittler -- Director of Field & Policy, Parents and Friends
of Lesbians and Gays [PFLAG].
Craig Ziskin -- Deputy Director of Development, PFLAG.
Debra Weill -- Senior Field & Policy Coordinator, PFLAG.
Dody Goldstein -- Board of Directors, PFLAG.
David Horowitz -- Board of Directors, PFLAG.
Shawn Frank -- Board of Directors, PFLAG.
Leon Weinstein -- Chair, Nominating Committee, PFLAG.
Kate Kendell [?], National Center for Lesbian Rights.
Gayle Rubin -- lesbian author/activist.
Hilary Rosen -- a founding member of the Gay and Lesbian Victory
Fund; former board co-chair of the Human Rights Campaign.
Roz Richter, American attorney and activist.
Bob Kunst -- long-time activist in gay and Jewish causes."Gay,
Lesbian & Straight Education Network" [GLSEN]. Board co-chairs:
Marty Seldman, president "National Gay & Lesbian Task
Force" [NGLTF]. Board co-chairs: .....
Rachel Rosen in Santa Fe, N.M
Dave Fleischer -- Director of Training [political training],
NGLTF. Craig Hoffman -- Board of Directors, NGLTF.
Beth Zemsky -- Board, NGLTF. Marsha C. Botzer -- Treasurer,
Jeff Levi -- first, Levi was NGTF's lobbyist, early 1980s [NGTF
became NGLTF in 1985]. Later, he was NGLTF executive director.
Bill Rubenstein, J.D. '86, developed the ACLU Lesbian and Gay
Martin Duberman -- author/historian; founded the Center for Lesbian
and Gay Studies at the City University of New York.
Ben Schatz '81, J.D. '85, is executive director of the Gay and
Lesbian Medical Foundation.
Kevin Schaub, American; Executive Director and Dean of the Harvey
Milk Institute in San Francisco, the world's largest center for queer
Susan Spielman -- principal/head of Common Ground, an
education/consulting firm specializing in workplace sexual orientation
education; her company has worked with hundreds of U.S. organizations,
helping them to implement domestic partner benefits plans; co-author of
the book Straight Talk About Gays in the Workplace.
Gertrude Stein -- wrote the first openly lesbian novel, "Q.E.D.,"
in 1903, but it was only published posthumously in 1950.
Rikki Streicher (1925-1994), American activist and businesswoman.
Michael Goff -- founded Out magazine in 1992.
Paulette Goodman -- founder of local chapter [Washington D.C.] of
PFLAG and served as President of the National PFLAG organization from
Jeffrey Newman, American, president and COO of the Gay Financial
Network; president and CEO of out.com.
Jim Levin -- New York gay historian.
Barrett Brick -- GLAA [Gay and Lesbian Activists Alliance]
Robin Tyler -- American comedian [born Arlene Chernick] who was the
first openly gay comic in North America; Tyler is also an activist who
was the stage producer for the first three gay marches on Washington and
the national protest coordinator for the "Stop Dr. Laura" campaign; she
produces women's comedy and music festivals, and operates a lesbian
Dr. Bruce Voeller [1935?-1994] [?] American gay rights activist,
molecular biologist, physiologist, and AIDS researcher (pioneer in the
use of nonoxynol-9 as a spermicide); cofounder and first executive
director of the National Gay Task Force; creator of the Mariposa
Foundation [an AIDS prevention research organization].
Mark Elderkin [?] -- co-founded Gay.com.
Leroy Aarons -- American professor, journalist, and founder of
the National Gay and Lesbian Journalists Association (1990).
Dr. Donald I. Abrams -- American physician, HIV expert, medical
marijuana researcher, and past president of the Gay and Lesbian Medical
Johnny Abush (1952-2000) -- [Canadian]; archivist of the
International Jewish GBLT Archives.
Miriam Ben-Shalom [1948- ], American Army Reserves drill sergeant
and gay activist; in 1986 she won a ten-year legal battle with the
Reserves when a court ordered her reinstatement; founder of the Gay,
Lesbian, and Bisexual Veterans Association [GLBVA] in 1990, serving as
its first president.
Larry Brinkin, American gay activist who brought the first
domestic partnership lawsuit [against Southern Pacific Railroad, 1982].
Rob Eichberg, American psychologist, co-creator of National
Coming Out Day [October 11th].
Scott Evertz, American; in April 2001, President Bush appointed
him to serve as the Director of the White House Office of National AIDS
Gene Falk, American business executive; Senior
Vice President of the Showtime Digital Media Group; part of the team
that launched and marketed the U.S. TV series Queer as Folk; Chair of
the Board of Directors of the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against
Larry Kessler -- founding director in 1983 of the AIDS Action
Committee of Massachusetts, the largest AIDS support organization in New
David Mixner -- gay activist, political consultant; co-founder of
the Municipal Elections Committee of Los Angeles [MECLA], a group of
wealthy gays and lesbians who became influential in local politics;
president Bill Clinton's Special Liaison to the Gay-Lesbian Community.
Dan Savage -- American author of gay-themed books [The Kid: What
Happened After My Boyfriend and I Decided to Go Get Pregnant; Skipping
Towards Gomorrah: The Seven Deadly Sins and the Pursuit of Happiness in
America] and gay-themed- sex-advice columnist [Savage Love].
Scott Seomin, American entertainment media coordinator for the
Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation [GLAAD].
David Sine [?] -- American CEO of C1TV, the first U.S. gay and
lesbian cable TV network.