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LGBTQ Task Force Adds New Field Staff

By Charlotte Robinson, August 28, 2022

The National LGBTQ Task Force announced that Rae Leiner joins the Task Force as their new Field Director & Elijah Nichols joins the organization as Field Organizer in the Advocacy & Action Department. Kierra Johnson, Executive Director of the National LGBTQ Task Force stated, “We are thrilled to continue building our field department. Rae Leiner & Elijah Nichols both bring rich & diverse experiences, passion & power to this vital aspect of the Task Force’s work. As the queer community continues to face unrelenting & escalating attacks at every level, Rae & Elijah will be instrumental to successfully mobilizing and engaging people in our work for liberation & equity.” Rae Leiner is a Black identified multi-racial non-binary Queer organizer, activist & parent currently residing in the Hudson Valley. An experienced facilitator, community organizer, strategic thinker, embodied practitioner & strategic relationship builder, Rae’s creative thinking & radical dreaming inform their analysis & guide their systemic approach to challenging race, class & gender injustice. Elijah Nichols utilizes over ten years of organizing & advocacy experiences to help build community & foster a commitment to the collective struggle for our liberation. Originally from Michigan, Elijah chose to attend George Mason University & completed a Bachelors in Government & International Politics with a focus on the intersection of class struggles with LGBTQ+ liberation. The National LGBTQ Task Force advances full freedom, justice & equality for LGBTQ people. They are building a future where everyone can be free to be their entire selves in every aspect of their lives. 

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