Impeachment, executive orders, threat of pandemics and injustices against LGBTQ people... Brian K. Bond has seen them all as a Washington DC mover and shaker. In January, he took the helm of one of the most significant activist organizations, PFLAG
PFLAG is the first and largest organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) people, their parents and families, and allies. With over 400 chapters and 200,000 members and supporters crossing multiple generations of families in major urban centers, small cities, and rural areas across America, PFLAG is committed to creating a world where diversity is celebrated and all people are respected, valued, and affirmed.
Brian is a former Obama Administration official and LGBTQ+advocate with an extensive background in constituency outreach and coalition bridge-building. Brian most recently served as the Coalitions Director for the Climate Action Campaign in Washington D.C., working to protect clean air and promote action to limit climate change. Prior to that, he was the Deputy CEO for the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
During the Obama Administration he served as Deputy Director for the White House Office of Public Engagement and primary liaison for the LGBTQ+ community, where successfully led on the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act, and marriage equality.
Today, we have our exclusive interveiw with Brian on the Washington goverment and political environment, the vision for PFLAG and what LGBTQ families need to do to survive and thrive.
With co-host Brody Levesque