About Us

Executive Team

Co-Chair, Lisa Williams



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Co-Chair, Lawrence Shine



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Andrea Shorter,

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Project Manager, Shaun Haines

d53dfc8869494b85c4d663178707bdf0I am a San Francisco native. I currently serve our community as an Assembly Delegate in San Francisco California’s 19th Assembly District.

I want to work with you to preserve and advance the values our community holds dear, increased diversity in our political leadership among them.

To date, my primary focus has been on championing equality and strengthening disproportionately disadvantaged communities.

I have been energized by my service to our community. I encourage my fellow citizens to also become involved in advancing significant issues and to vote.

Join me in seeking out opportunities to build community. Help me continue to advocate for positive change on the many issues that affect our society.


The Bayard Rustin LGBT Coalition (BRC) embraces advocacy and education to effect social change through the honoring of a political dynasty that is visionary, proactive and rooted in the Black and LGBT experience.

Bayard Rustin LGBT Coalition (BRC) is purposed to end in all manifestations:racism, sexism, homophobia, and transphobia.

The Bayard Rustin LGBT Coalition (BRC) engages in activities that facilitate:

  • Greater equality and visibility for the Black LGBT community in the greater San Francisco Bay Area.
  • Support for Black and LGBT civil servants, promotion of community-based organizations and  entrepreneurs that  enhance and or celebrate the lives of Black and LGBT persons and families.
  • Protection and refuge of at risk LGBT individuals, asylum for LGBT individuals abroad.
  • Creation of more awareness and public support for marriage equality

We shall also…

  • Form coalitions with other groups on issues of joint concern and interest.
  • Identify and support Black LGBT people for elective and public office.
  • Advocate for and propose legislation that advances the civil and economic rights of all oppressed people.
  • Expand the participation of Black LGBT people in the electoral process through voter registration and education.
  • Build a financial base in order to support the political agenda of the Black LGBT communities.
Join us!