August 6, 2016 at 7:22 pm EST | by Peter Rosenstein
Comings & Goings
Comings & Goings, gay news, Washington Blade

The ‘Comings & Goings’ column chronicles important life changes of Blade readers.

The Comings & Goings column is about sharing the professional successes of our community. We want to recognize those landing new jobs, new clients for their business, joining boards of organizations and other achievements. Please share your successes with us at comingsandgoings@washblade.com.

Kim Hoover, gay news, Washington Blade

Kim Hoover

Congratulations to Kim Hoover on her appointment by Mayor Bowser to the Mayor’s Advisory Commission on LGBT Affairs. Hoover is an attorney and real estate investor/developer. Her operating companies include Kim Hoover R.E.D., City Influence and DC Urban Properties. A graduate of Duke University School of Law, she is a member of the D.C. and Texas bar. Additionally, she has taught financial services law at the American University’s Washington College of Law.

Hoover is active in a number of political and charitable organizations and serves on the board of Urban Pace and since 2014 has been chair of the Victory Fund board of directors.

Her Victory Fund bio reports, “Kim and her partner, Lynn Hackney, have been together since the 20th century and have two daughters. On September 4, 2013, Kim and Lynn were married in New York City.”

Another new appointee to the Commission is Kylar Broadus. Broadus has enjoyed a prolific career as an activist, writer, lawyer, professor, lobbyist and public speaker. As an attorney, Broadus practiced with a focus on LGBT law, particularly, transgender rights.

Broadus has been active with the National LGBTQ Task Force and from its website, “In 2012, Broadus was awarded the Susan J. Hyde Activism Award for Longevity in the Movement at the Task Force’s National Conference on LGBT Equality: Creating Change. That same year, he made history as the first transgender American to testify before the U.S. Senate on behalf of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act.”

A prolific writer, Broadus has authored law review articles, op-eds and other educational materials related to transgender law and policy, including a piece in the first-ever comprehensive work on transgender civil rights by Currah, Juag and Minter in 2006 on “The Evolution of Employment Discrimination Protections for Transgender People,” which is used throughout the country in gender and women’s studies classes.

Other prominent individuals who should be congratulated for their appointment to the Mayor’s Commission include Abdul Rahim-Briggs, Reggie Greer, Kristopher Sharp, and Bradley Lewis.

Kylar Broadus (Washington Blade photo by Michael Key)

Kylar Broadus (Washington Blade photo by Michael Key)

Congratulations also to Glen H. Ackerman who was named chair of the internship committee for a third consecutive term by the board of directors of Point Foundation, which works to empower promising LGBTQ students to achieve their full academic and leadership potential. Ackerman has served on the Point Foundation board for the past 10 years and is the managing partner of Ackerman Brown PLLC.

Glenn Ackerman

Glenn Ackerman

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