MAYOR'S LGBTQ ADVISORY BOARD




The LGBTQ Advisory Board to Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms is composed of citywide LGBTQ leaders and advocates. The 35-member body makes recommendations to the Mayor that help shape the City’s policies and engagements with Atlanta’s LGBTQ communities. The Mayor’s LGBTQ Advisory Board can be reached via email at LGBTQ@atlantaga.gov.

MISSION

The Mayor’s LGBTQ Advisory Board fosters intentional collaboration between City Hall and Atlanta’s LGBTQ+ communities to advocate for everyone across the Atlanta metro region, in order to protect and advance the lives of residents, workers, and visitors.

VISION

An equitable, inclusive, and thriving Atlanta for everyone, regardless of race, gender identity, gender expression, and sexual orientation.



Ryan Roemerman

Co-Chair: Ryan Roemerman
(He/Him/His)

Founding Executive Director,
LGBT Institute

Pam Stewart

Co-Chair: Pam Stewart
(She/Her/Hers)

Chair, GLAAD
SVP, The Coca-Cola Company



Bishop Oliver Clyde Allen

Bishop Oliver Clyde Allen
(He/Him/His)

Founder, Vision Church Atlanta

Kia Barnes

Kia Barnes
(She/Her/Hers)

Community Organizer



Park Cannon

Park Cannon
(She/Her/Hers)

GA House District 58

Gabrielle Claiborne

Gabrielle Claiborne
(She/Her/Hers)

Co-Founder, Transformation Journeys Worldwide



Paul Conroy

Paul Conroy
(He/Him/His)

Founder, Out Front Theatre

Tori Cooper

Tori Cooper
(She/Her/Hers)

Prevention Specialist, Positive Impact



Lisa Cunningham

Lisa Cunningham
(She/Her/Hers, He/Him/His)

CEO, Atlanta Film Partners

Jamie Fergerson

Jamie Fergerson
(She/Her/Hers/, They/Them/Theirs)

Executive Director, Atlanta Pride



J. Matthew Garrett, PH.D.

J. Matthew Garrett, PH.D., PMP
(He/Him/His)

National Board of Directors, Human Rights Campaign

Jeff Graham

Jeff Graham
(He/Him/His)

Executive Director, Georgia Equality



Darlene Hudson

R. Darlene Hudson, MSW
(She/Her/Hers)

Co-Founder, Annual Rustin/Lorde Breakfast

Pat Hussain

Pat Hussain
(She/Her/Hers)

Original Co-Director, Southerners on New Ground (Song)



Miss Lawrence

Miss Lawrence
(She/Her/Hers, He/Him/His)

Actor, Star (Fox)

Rabbi Joshua Lesser

Rabbi Joshua Lesser
(He/Him/His)

Founder, Southern Jewish Resource Network (SOJOURN)



Ivette Lopez

Ivette Lopez Sisniega
(She/Her/Hers)

Board of Directors, Latino LINQ

Chris Lugo

Chris Lugo
(He/Him/His)

Executive Director, AGLCC



Tracee McDaniel

Tracee McDaniel
(She/Her/Hers)

Executive Director, Juxtaposed Center for Transformation

Josh McNair

Josh McNair
(He/Him/His)

Community Activist



Sandy Mollett

Sandy Mollett
(She/Her/Hers)

Founder & CEO, Equal Footing LLC

Daniel Newman

Daniel Newman
(He/Him/His)

Actor, The Walking Dead (AMC)



Rev. Dr. Joshua M. Noblitt

Rev. Dr. Joshua M. Noblitt
(He/Him/His)

Saint Mark United Methodist Church

Matt Parkey

Matt Parkey
(He/Him/His)

Board Chairman, AID Atlanta



Philip Rafshoon

Philip Rafshoon
(He/Him/His)

Former Owner, Outwrite Bookstore, NOW Membership Director, Midtown Alliance

Jonathan Russell

Jonathan Russell
(He/Him/His)

Director of Development, Woodruff Health Sciences Center, Emory University



Melissa Scott

Melissa Scott
(She/Her/Hers)

Owner, Soul Bar at Pals Lounge, Pure Heat Foundation

Fred Smith

Fred Smith
(He/Him/His, They/Them/Theirs)

Atlanta Leadership Circle, Lambda Legal



Rickie Smith

Rickie Smith
(He/Him/His)

President, In the Life Atlanta

Feroza Syed

Feroza Syed
(She/Her/Hers)

Trans Activist



Alex Wan

Alex Wan
(He/Him/His)

Former Atlanta City Council Member, District 6: Executive Director, Horizons Atlanta

Craig Washington

Craig Washington
(He/Him/His)

Co-Founder, Southern Unity Movement/Rustin Lorde Breakfast





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