LGBT ADVISORY COMMITTEE (LGBTAC)

 ABOUT

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The Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Advisory Committee (LGBTAC), established in 1975, provides assistance and advice to the Commission regarding discrimination against the LGBT communities, advocates for the civil rights of persons with AIDS/HIV, and educates the LGBT communities about a diverse range of issues that impact their communities.

MEETINGS SCHEDULE, AGENDAS & MINUTES

The LGBTAC meets on the third Tuesday of the month from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm in the main conference room of the HRC.

2017 Meeting Schedule

February 21, 2017

March 21, 2017

April 18, 2017

May 16, 2017

 

June 2017 -NO MEETING

July 18, 2017       

August 15, 2017

September 19, 2017

 

October 17, 2017

November 21, 2017

December 2017- NO MEETING

 

 

Please choose the year from which you would like to review meeting schedules, agendas and minutes.

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COMMISSION MEMBERS

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STAFF MEMBERS 

Division Staff

Email

Telephone

David Miree David.Miree@sfgov.org (415) 252-2502

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COMMUNITY MEMBERS

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Diane Alcala

Diane Alcala

Diane Alcalá is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. With family background of community service and activism a focal point of her clinical work is equity and justice in housing employment and education.  She has worked with diverse populations in various community based agencies.  Currently she is with the National Health Service Core providing psychotherapy services to under served communities.  She has a small private practice with a focus on children, youth and families.  With other Queer family members residing in the city of San Francisco.  Diane is fully committed to serving the LGBTQ community.  She resides in the Richmond District of San Francisco with her partner of 7 years, Victoria.

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Jim Carroll

Jim Carroll

Jim Carroll is currently the Vice President, Finance and Administration at Common Sense Media, a San Francisco based nonprofit that helps kids thrive in a world of media and technology. Before joining Common Sense he was the Managing Director of Equality California (EQCA), helping to pass over 70 pieces of legislation that support the legal rights of all LGBT Californians and raising millions of dollars to fight Prop 8. He was also Director of Development and Administration at the national office of Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG), and later the National Board Treasurer. He is a member of the Community Advisory Board of Strut, the San Francisco AIDS Foundation's health and wellness center and on the board of the Equality PAC - a group helping to elect candidates who support a broader equality agenda - one that includes LGBT rights, better pathways to citizenship, reproductive freedom, equal pay, and reducing income inequality. Jim and his husband Scott live in the Castro with their two Labrador Retrievers, Porsche and Blaz.

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Tracy Garza

Bio coming soon...... 

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Tre Allen

Bio coming soon

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Carissa Avalos

 

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Douglas Lam

As a concerned San Francisco citizen who has lived in San Francisco for over 33 years, with roots traced back to San Francisco Chinatown, one has seen how San Francisco has evolved for better and for worse. 

Keeping others informed and active in the democratic processes is important for those outside the good old boy system and often without a voice that carries little weight given institutionalized racism.  As a Special Education educator s well as working with those in need vocational and rehabilitative services, empowerment of youth through education has been one of my goals.  I have pushed barriers to get a fuller implementation of the approved Diversity Program at SFUSD, obtained a $10,000 grants for SF AIDS foundation from a health care corporation when AIDS was a taboo subject, and worked on the SF HRC Youth and Education Committee to put forth a Youth and Violence Report. 

Believing in democratic participation and to be a participant and not just an observer, I have had the privilege to service as President of the Chinese American Democratic Club, Treasurer of the Harvey Milk GLBTQ Democratic Club, be a two time elected representative to the NEA RA, be elected as the Minority at Large Alternative for the Regional CTA Office, be a member of the SF Civil Grand Jury, and to serve as a Commissioner on the Juvenile Justice Commission.  I have fought against transphobia by SFPD, and ageism, racism, and discrimination against people with disabilities believing in be all that you can be (and that’s not by joining the Marines). As Harvey Fierstein said, “Never be bullied into silence.  Never allow yourself to be a made a victim.  Accept no one’s definition of your life; define yourself.”

 If you need help or assistance, please go the San Francisco Human Rights Commission or please contact me through the SFHRC GLBT Advisory Committee.  We need to fight for equity and justice and make San Francisco a better place for all

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Bruce Ito

Bruce Ito is a senior program manager at the Mayor's Office of Housing and Community Development. Prior to joining the Mayor's Office, Bruce was a regional community development manager at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, working with nonprofits and financial institutions throughout the Southwest on community development projects for low and moderate income communities.  Bruce has also worked for HIV prevention and treatment agencies in San Francisco with a focus on Asian and Pacific Islander communities. His current work focuses on homeless issues and housing programs for persons with HIV/AIDS and is a member of the HIV Prevention and Planning Council and the HIV Health Services Planning Council.  He is a proud graduate of the University of California at Berkeley (BA) and has graduate degrees from the University of Southern California (MA) and the University of San Francisco (MBA).

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R. Gary McCoy

 

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Pau Crego Walters

Pau Crego Walters

Pau Crego Walters is a trans* activist and scholar originally from Barcelona, Spain. For the past decade, Pau has organized for human rights at every opportunity, with a special focus on issues impacting transgender and immigrant communities. With a background in serving some of the most vulnerable communities in San Francisco, he currently works at the University of California, Berkeley, where he provides training and technical assistance to social workers across the country. As an activist-academic, Pau is passionate about the relationships between oppression and health, trans* health and embodiment, and self-determination as a guiding principle for social justice. He holds a BA in Feminist Studies, and is completing his Master's in Public Health at UC Berkeley. Pau is also a coordinator for the International Campaign Stop Trans Pathologization, and his work has been published in La Transyclopédie (2012), TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly (2014), Trans Bodies, Trans Selves (2014), and Políticas Trans (2015). Pau is thrilled to serve on the LGBT Advisory Committee of the Human Rights Commission.

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Richard Whipple

New Member Bio coming soon...

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Evan Xu

Evan currently works as a Senior Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor at the California Department of Rehabilitation (DOR). Evan provides employment services and rehabilitation counseling to some of the most vulnerable and neglected populations of our community, including people living in extreme poverty, people with history of incarcerations, recent immigrants, and people living with physical and mental disabilities. In addition to serving clients directly, he collaborates closely with local/state/federal agencies in order to improve housing/social services/ benefit counseling services in the Bay Area. Prior to his work at the DOR, he worked for the United Nations as the Inaugurate LGBT Human Rights Officer of China. Working in Beijing, he managed the national project Being LGBT in Asia, and worked closely with local LGBT communities, government officials and foreign diplomats to advance LGBT human rights. Evan had worked at different NGOs, international NPOs, and academia on issues that cut across immigration, mental health, and LGBT refugees/asylum seekers. He earned a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of San Francisco, a BA in Japanese Studies from Shanghai Maritime University, and certificate in Advance Spanish Studies at the University of Costa Rica. He has received numerous awards for his public interest work, including a visiting scholarship on human rights, democracy, and rule of law from the government of the Netherlands. Originally from Shanghai, China, Evan lives with his partner Andy in the City of San Francisco.

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Andrea Wise

Andrea Wise is Assistant Director at the Public Service Center at UC Berkeley where she supports community engagement and oversees public service and social justice programs.  Prior to her role at Cal, she spent 7 years working at the Leo T. McCarthy Center for Public Service and the Common Good at University of San Francisco. Andrea holds a Master’s degree in Organization and Leadership and a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from USF.  For five years she served as the co-chair of the LGBTQ Caucus for Faculty and Staff at USF, supporting equity initiatives for the USF LGBTQ community.  She is a proud resident of the Richmond District.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Felipe Flores

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