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