About Us





Executive Team






Co-Chair, Lisa Williams






Co-Chair, Lawrence Shine

The Bayard Rustin Coalition (BRC) embraces advocacy and education to effect social change through the honoring of a sociopolitical dynasty that is rooted in the Black and same gender loving experience.

Bayard Rustin Coalition is purposed to fight in all manifestations: racism, sexism, homophobia, and transphobia.

The greater Bayard Rustin Coalition engages in activities that facilitate:

  • Greater empowerment and visibility for the Black community in the greater  San Francisco Bay Area.
  • Support for and promotion of: community-based organizations, cultural events, entrepreneurs and individuals that enhance and or celebrate the lives of diverse Black persons and families.
  • Protection and refuge of at risk Black/African Diaspora LGBT individuals, asylum for African Diaspora LGBT individuals abroad.
  • Continued public support for marriage equality
  • Formation of coalitions with other groups on issues of joint concern and interest
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