LGBT ADVISORY COMMITTEE (LGBTAC)

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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

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Josh Jacobs

Josh Jacobs is a staff lawyer at HomeBase, the Center for Common Concerns. Prior to law school, he worked for Larkin Street Youth Services--a non-profit that houses homeless youth in San Francisco. He also worked as a school based mental health care worker for Patapsco Elementary and St. Katherine School in Baltimore City and as a drug and alcohol counselor for the Baltimore County Department of Health. He has interned with the AIDS Legal Referral Panel, the San Francisco Human Rights Commission, Legal Services for Children, and the National Center for Lesbian Rights and was the president of OUTLaw. His current role is to assist communities develop strategic plans to end homelessness.

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Alex Lazar

Alex Lazar is an alumni of De Anza College, San Francisco State University and the AmeriCorps program ‘Public Allies.’ A lifelong Bay Area resident, Alex is a strong proponent of asset based community development. As a congressional aide for Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi, his job is to assist residents of San Francisco navigate problems they are having with Federal Agencies, in addition to working directly with Rep. Pelosi at community events. This year, Alex dedicates his work as a member of the LGBT Advisory Committee, to the memory of Leelah Alcorn.

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Frank Lester

Frank Lester is proud to call San Francisco his home since 1986. He graduated from City College of San Francisco, and received his BA and MSW from San Francisco State University. San Francisco has a sizable Deaf LGBT community. Frank is proud to be a part of it, as a member and an activist. He was one of the earliest Deaf HIV/AIDS Educator from the late 1980's. Today, he continues to be an educator. He as a Peace Corps volunteer served for three years (2006-2009) in the capacity of HIV/AIDS educator in the Deaf community in Africa. Today, he is a high school teacher at California School for the Deaf in Fremont. 

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Jaime Huling Delaye

Jaime Huling Delaye is a staff attorney at the National Center for Lesbian Rights.  There, she works on the full range of NCLR’s ground-breaking litigation, advocating for justice for the entire LGBT community in a variety of areas, including marriage equality, family law, employment discrimination, and transgender healthcare.  Prior to joining NCLR, Jaime was an associate at the San Francisco office of Arnold & Porter (formerly Howard Rice), and also clerked for federal judges on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and Northern District of California.  During law school at Stanford, she was a founding member of and student coordinator for the Equality Pro Bono Project, a law clerk at Lambda Legal, a member of the Supreme Court Litigation Clinic, and an executive board member of the Stanford Law Review and Stanford Journal of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties.  She has a B.A. from Northwestern University, where her studies focused on the legal history of the LGBT-rights movement.  Jaime lives in the Mission with her spouse and adorable doggie, Shorty.  In her spare time, she runs all over the city with the San Francisco Road Runners Club, helps local kids apply to college at ScholarMatch, and cooks up a storm.

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Barbara Lin

New Member Bio coming soon...

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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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Austin Padilla

Austin Padilla

Austin Padilla, 24, is an HIV/AIDS advocate who is a founding member of San Francisco's Getting to Zero HIV Consortium. His advocacy work has focused on ending HIV stigma and has included speaking for Huckleberry Youth Programs' HIV Youth Prevention Education Program and coming out publicly as HIV-positive in a local NPR broadcast and a digital storytelling in partnership with Kenneth Cole Productions, UCSF, and amfAR. Along with volunteering at numerous LGBT and ally organizations, Austin currently co-chairs the Getting to Zero Ending Stigma Committee and serves as a legislative and policy intern for San Francisco District 6 Supervisor Jane Kim.

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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

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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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Danielle Castro

Danielle Castro is a Latina trans-identified woman born in San Jose, CA, and is a psychotherapy intern for queer youth in San Francisco at Dimensions Clinic. Ms. Castro is a heartfelt and passionate transgender community advocate who seeks to create positive change through her work.  Her work inspires others to promote a society devoid of transphobia.  She is currently staff for the Center of Excellence for Transgender Health at the University of California, San Francisco, and an International Capacity Building Assistance Provider for various organizations delivering HIV prevention and care as well as behavioral health services.  Ms. Castro is also the Clinical Supervisor for EL/LA Para Trans Latinas. and an independent contractor for federal health agencies.  Her academic academic writing is published in the Praeger Handbook of Community Mental Health Practice, and most recently, Danielle was awarded the UCSF Center for AIDS Prevention Studies International Women's Day Award for all of her work to advance health care for trans people throughout the country and abroad.  She is the current co-chair for a trans health empowerment work group of the SF Human Rights Commission's LGBT Action Committee, and also for the UCSF National Transgender Health Summit mental health track

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