LGBT ADVISORY COMMITTEE (LGBTAC)

LGBTAC Membership

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ABOUT

 

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.

2018 Meeting Schedule

February 17, 2018 -Retreat & Orientation

February 20, 2018

March 20, 2018

April 17, 2018

May 15, 2018

 

June 2018 -NO MEETING

July 17, 2018       

August  21, 2018

September 18, 2018

 

October 16, 2018

November 20, 2018

December 2018- NO MEETING

 

 

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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

 

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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

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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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Richard Whipple

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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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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