The San Francisco Human Rights Commission’s Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Advisory Committee Seeks New Members
San Francisco, CA- The Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Advisory Committee (“LGBTAC”) of the San Francisco Human Rights Commission (“Commission”) is seeking new members to serve on one of the Commission’s most active committees. One of three standing committees, the LGBTAC identifies and addresses the issues and concerns of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and HIV-affected communities in San Francisco and advises the Commission on these issues.
The LGBTAC is looking for members who are community activists knowledgeable and skilled in such areas as racism, AIDS/HIV, anti-bullying and violence, civil rights, class, disability, diversity, education, gender, intersex, health, women’s, senior and youth issues. The LGBTAC strives to achieve diversity and representation in its composition. Applicants must be residents of San Francisco.
Recently, the LGBTAC has focused on such issues as LGBT senior issues, LGBT asylum, and providing LGBT services to underserved neighborhoods in San Francisco. The committee is chaired by Commissioner Cecilia Chung and Commissioner Todd Mavis. Commissioner Chung stated, “In this past year, the Commission has released two ground-breaking reports as a result of the vision and hard work of the LGBT Advisory Committee members. We look forward to another fruitful year and we would like to invite new members and thought leaders to join us in examining ongoing, emerging, and cross-cutting human rights issues that affect the diverse LGBT communities, as well as people living with HIV/AIDS in San Francisco.”
Applicants must make a firm commitment to attend LGBTAC meetings on the third Tuesday of every month at 5:30 p.m., and to spend additional time in work groups. Interested persons must send a letter (by mail, fax, email, or personal delivery) or complete the application located on our website detailing why they would like to serve on the LGBTAC, their community involvement and areas of expertise, and any other qualities they could bring to the LGBTAC. The correspondence must be received by the Commission no later than Friday, October 28, 2011, 5:00 p.m. and be addressed to:
SF Human Rights Commission
25 Van Ness Ave., Suite 800
San Francisco, CA 94102-6033
Fax (415) 431-5764