Board Biography: Nicole Murray-Ramirez

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Nicole Murray-Ramirez
Activist
San Diego, CA

Nicole Murray-Ramirez is currently the international president of the International Court System, one of the oldest and largest predominantly gay organizations in the world. With chapters in 68 cities in the United States, Canada and Mexico, the court raises money for charity through large annual balls and numerous smaller fundraisers each year.

A San Diego city commissioner, Nicole is serving an unprecedented fourth term as the elected chairman of the city of San Diego’s Human Relations Commission. The first elected chairman of the mayor’s advisory board and the chief of police’s advisory board, Murray-Ramirez has served the last five mayors of San Diego. The only gay activist to have been elected to all four past national LGBT marches on Washington, he was elected national chair of Stonewall 25 and the Millennium March on Washington, and he is the past national chair of the National Lesbian/Gay Latino Organization (LLEGO) and served on the national executive board of the then-Human Rights Campaign Fund. He was also appointed by the county Board of Supervisors to the Regional Task Force on AIDS in the 1980s and has served as a county deputy marriage commissioner. Nicole has received the key to the city of San Diego and the Cesar Chavez Humanitarian Award as well as lifetime achievement awards from the Latino Unity Coalition, San Diego GLBT Pride and the Asian/Pacific Islander Community AIDS Project.

 

Last Updated: 9-29-09

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