Stacey R. Long, Esq.

Stacey R. Long, Esq.
Director of Public Policy & Government Affairs

Stacey is the Director of Public Policy and Government Affairs at the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, the country’s premier social justice organization that has promoted the rights of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) people for over 40 years. As director, she works to advance LGBT equality through a progressive social change agenda that includes among other things ending discrimination in employment, housing, health care and education; expanding marriage equality; and pursuing protections from violence or hatred. Her leadership style engages the LGBT movement beyond its traditional boundaries of sexual orientation and gender identity to include issues such as immigration reform, racial profiling, reproductive rights and pay equity.

Prior to her work at the Task Force, Stacey served as deputy director and director of advocacy & community development at Bread for the City, a local nonprofit that assists low-income residents in Washington, D.C. Before moving to the Washington, D.C. area, she spent over 10 years living, studying and working in the Midwest. Deeply committed to women's issues, Stacey led Wisconsin’s first Office of Women’s Health and oversaw a $3.5 million statewide women’s health campaign. She also served as the Women’s Program Director for Howard Brown Health Center the area’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender organization based in Chicago, Illinois.

Stacey is active in numerous civic and community groups including past chair of the DC Commission for Women, member of the National Executive Board of Pride at Work/AFL-CIO and a member of the Leadership Advisory Council of the National Black Justice Coalition. A graduate of the GLAAD People of Color Media Training Institute and a 21st Century Fellow of the Pipeline Project, Stacey is a well-regarded lawyer and received a bachelor’s degree in Africana Studies from Vassar College; a J.D. from the University of Wisconsin Law School; and a Nonprofit Management Executive certificate from the Georgetown University Public Policy Institute.