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Lorri Jean Named New NGLTF Exec Director

Lorri L. Jean, the former executive director of the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center, will become the new head of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force (NGLTF). A Los Angeles resident, Jean oversaw the expansion of the L.A. Center from an $8 million organization to a $32 million organization, helping to increase private donor giving from $1 million to more than $9 million. While under Jean’s direction, the Center also launched the Lambda Medical Group, the first HMO/managed care practice specializing in LGBT care. Jean also co-founded the National Association of LGBT Community Centers, a coalition of centers serving the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community. Jean’s experience also includes two years as president of Washington D.C.’s Gay and Lesbian Activists Alliance, lead plaintiff in a successful lawsuit against Georgetown University fighting sexual orientation-based discriminiation, and Deputy Regional Director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in San Francisco.

NGLTF is a progressive organization that views the fight to eliminate prejudice, violence and injustice against gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people as a part of a broader social justice movement that encompasses race, class, gender and sexual orientation.

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NGLTF Ð May 21, 2001

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