June 24, 2016 at 12:03 pm EDT | by Peter Rosenstein
Comings & Goings
Comings & Goings, gay news, Washington Blade

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There are new faces at Human Rights Campaign.

Sarah McBride, gay news, Washington Blade

Sarah McBride

Sarah McBride was set to join the team this week as national press secretary for the HRC Foundation, supporting various programs and campaigns designed to increase understanding of LGBT issues and encourage LGBT-inclusive policies in schools, the workplace, health care facilities and faith communities, HRC officials said.

McBride was campaigns and communications manager for the LGBT Research and Communications Project at the Center for American Progress. There she managed a diverse portfolio and has routinely represented the organization on multiple media platforms.

She’s a native of Wilmington, Del., and serves on the board of directors of Equality Delaware, the state’s primary LGBT advocacy and educational organization. McBride helped lead and served as the primary spokesperson for the successful effort to add gender identity and expression to her state’s non-discrimination and hate crimes laws during the 2013 legislative session. She has also worked for Gov. Jack Markell (D-Del.) and former Attorney General Beau Biden (D-Del.).

McBride is an American University graduate. She was student body president there and came out as transgender in the student newspaper. She was the first openly trans woman to intern at the White House.

Nick Morrow will be press secretary for HRC’s Project One America, a comprehensive, multi-year campaign to dramatically expand LGBT equality in the South through permanent campaigns in Mississippi, Alabama and Arkansas.

Morrow returns to HRC from SKDKnickerbocker, where he worked on a range of high-profile issue campaigns and corporate projects. He has previously worked with HRC for several years and was an integral part of HRC’s communications effort to win nationwide marriage equality and helped launch HRC’s Project One America in 2014.

He has a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Tennessee and a master’s degree in global communication from George Washington University.

Nick Morrow

Nick Morrow

Julius Agers has joined the board of Brother, Help Thyself as secretary. He was recently honored with the 2016 Engendered Spirit Award by Capital Pride.

Agers is a transgender man active in the local and national LGBTQand two-spirited communities. He has served as vice president of political affairs for the Gertrude Stein Democratic Club and currently serves on D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser’s Advisory Committee to the Office of LGBTQ Affairs.

“I was thrilled when Julius accepted my call to serve as BHT’s Secretary,” said Jim Slattery, Brother Help Thyself president. “He is a legend in the LGBTQ community both locally and across the country and we look forward to working with him in this capacity.”

Agers said the organization “does such great work.” He hopes to build “strong relationships” with his fellow Brother board members.

Julius Agers, gay news, Washington Blade

Julius Agers (Washington Blade photo by Michael Key)

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