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Announcing Kris Hayashi, Longtime Trans Activist, as Director of the Advocacy and Action Department

Kris Hayashi, National LGBTQ Task Force Director of Advocacy and Action

Today, the National LGBTQ Task Force announced hiring Kris Hayashi as Director of the Advocacy and Action department, which currently encompasses the organization’s policy, field, and faith teams. Hayashi is a longtime LGBTQ activist and critical leader in the fight for transgender, non-binary, and gender non-conforming members of the community.

“We could not be more excited or honored to welcome Kris Hayashi to our team and the Task Force family. Kris will bring immeasurable expertise to our advocacy and policy work as our community, especially our trans and non-binary siblings, are under unrelenting and unprecedented attacks,” said Kierra Johnson, Executive Director of the National LGBTQ Task Force. “Having Kris join us as we launch our Queer the Vote campaign and more in this critical election year, bringing decades of leadership and knowledge, is a game-changer for the Task Force at this time.”

“At a time when trans communities are facing escalating attacks on our rights, lives, and very existence, I am excited to join the National LGBTQ Task Force and support the organization’s work to build a queer progressive movement that centers trans power, resistance, and joy,” said Kris Hayashi. “The National LGBTQ Task Force is a legacy institution that aims to work at the intersections of the multiple identities our trans and queer family members hold, and that means the world to me,” continued Hayashi. “Since taking the helm, Executive Director Kierra Johnson has been leading with racial and gender justice, intersectionality, deep integrity, and a clear vision grounded in what is at stake for our communities and the country – I am honored to join her team,” concluded Hayashi.

For more information about Kris Hayashi, visit his bio.

The National LGBTQ Task Force advances full freedom, justice, and equality for LGBTQ people. We are building a future where everyone can be free to be their entire selves in every aspect of their lives. Today, despite all the progress we have made to end discrimination, millions of LGBTQ people face barriers in every aspect of their lives: in housing, employment, healthcare, retirement, and basic human rights. Those barriers must go.

Cathy Renna, Communications Director, National LGBTQ Task Force, 917-757-6123, [email protected]