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.
The greater Bayard Rustin Coalition engages in activities that facilitate:
- Greater empowerment and visibility for the same gender loving and gender variance Black community in the 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/African Diaspora persons and families.
- Formation of coalitions with other groups on issues of joint concern and interest
The Bayard Rustin LGBTQ Coalition is purposed to fight racism and sexism against same gender loving and gender variant persons, as advocates for the Black/ African Diaspora’s same gender loving and gender variance communities
- Identifying and supporting Black/African Diaspora political activists and civil servants who uplift Black communities, including our Black/African Diaspora same gender loving and gender variant persons.
- Protection and refuge of at risk Black/African Diaspora same gender loving and gender variant persons, asylum for African Diaspora same gender loving and gender variant persons abroad.
- Continued public support for marriage equality and broader based equality acts