A national search has begun to find a new Executive Director for LGBT state lobbying group Equality California (EQCA). LGBT|POV’s Editor-in-Chief, Karen Ocamb, has been compiling a narrative history of this nationally-recognized organization and the organizations that preceded it. I encourage you to read it here.
As a companion project to Karen’s history series, I have organized a collection of Op-Ed articles written by LGBT Californians from across the state.
I asked them to respond to two questions:
- What is the most important quality we need in the next Executive Director of Equality California?
- What is the most important kind of work Equality California should focus on in the next five years?
I’m very proud of, and impressed by, the assembly of writers who have come together to contribute to this public discourse on our next steps as LGBT California. We hope you enjoy reading this series of varied points of view from people in our community. We will publish one Op-Ed a day for the next few weeks. The articles will be collected at the bottom of this page; click on any photo to read that person’s contribution.
Note: We reached out to representatives and organizers from Equality California and The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force for Op-Ed submissions, but both organizations declined to participate directly in this series. However, Equality California has arranged so that anyone can contact Morris & Burger, the executive search consultants managing the search for its new Executive Director, with their thoughts and questions about the process. –Syd Peterson