Windy City Media Group Frontpage News
Celebrating 30 Years of Gay Lesbian Bisexual and Trans News
home search facebook twitter join
Gay News Sponsor Windy City Times 2018-06-20
DOWNLOAD ISSUE
About WCMG Publications News Index  Entertainment Features Bars & Clubs Calendar Videos Advertisers OUT! Guide    Marriage

Sponsor

  WINDY CITY TIMES

PFLAG National names Dr. Jaime M. Grant new Executive Director
From a press release
2017-09-12

facebook twitter google +1 reddit email


WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, PFLAG National—the nation's largest and oldest organization uniting families and allies with people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer ( LGBTQ )—named Jaime M. Grant, Ph. D. as its new Executive Director. Dr. Grant, a longtime social-justice leader and innovator, assumes leadership of an organization, founded in 1972, with over 200,000 members and supporters, and nearly 400 chapters nationwide.

PFLAG National Board President Jean Hodges spoke for PFLAG board leaders: "As PFLAG enters its 45th anniversary year in 2018, we are thrilled to have Jaime's strong and visionary leadership moving us forward. She has extensive experience as a thought leader in progressive movements, and formidable credentials as a researcher, author, and fundraiser."

Hodges added, "Having Jaime at the helm signals PFLAG's resolve to advance the fight for LGBTQ people and their families, who continue to struggle in this increasingly stressful and violent environment; and to educate, engage, and empower a new generation of allies, who are so crucial to this movement. She is a bold choice for PFLAG National, at the right time."

Dr. Grant was named after an extensive national search by the PFLAG National Board of Directors, assisted by McCormack+Kristel, an executive search practice specializing in diversity recruitment. The PFLAG National board extends its thanks to Deputy Executive Director Elizabeth Kohm, who has served as Interim Executive Director since December 2016.

Jaime Grant has been active in feminist and LGBTQ movements for three decades, serving previously as the Policy Institute Director at The National LGBTQ Task Force, and as Founding Executive Director of the Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership at Kalamazoo College. Recently, she was founder and director of the Global Trans Research and Advocacy Project, supporting transgender researchers and activists in the Global South. Grant has numerous books to her credit, including a co-author and principal investigator credit for Injustice at Every Turn: A Report of the National Transgender Discrimination Survey, co-published by the National Center for Transgender Equality and the National LGBTQ Task Force.

"I've been 'in training' for this job my whole life," said Dr. Grant. "I survived an extremely painful coming-out process in my family—an estrangement that lasted over a decade. And I am Mom to two wonderful children, including a proud bisexual son who ran his high-school GSA. I believe so strongly in PFLAG and its work, which, over the past 45 years has created a tremendous cultural shift in parenting values, and fires up advocacy by families and allies. I am honored and thrilled to accept this position."

Professional colleagues and allies praised Dr. Grant's appointment:

Rea Carey, Executive Director, National LGBTQ Task Force:

"PFLAG has made an exciting choice in Jaime Grant as their next executive director. She brings her brilliance, her fundraising abilities and her vision to the role. Throughout her life, Jaime has demonstrated the true meaning of family and community. I look forward to working with her!"

Darlene Nipper, CEO, Rockwood Leadership Institute:

"These are tough times for so many in our communities facing extreme hate speech and tactics. Having worked so closely with Jaime Grant, I know her radically inclusive and visionary leadership will ensure transformation happens family by family. Guided by this leadership, the love, support and advocacy that PFLAG offers will make a real difference, particularly for trans and queer people of color."

Aidan Key, Executive Director, Gender Diversity:

"As someone deeply immersed with families and schools working to support children whose gender identities span the continuum, I am thrilled to know Jaime Grant has been named to lead PFLAG. Her understanding of intersectionality is needed today more than ever. The complex ways youth define and embrace their gender, racial, and sexual identities makes it hard for society to keep up. Jaime Grant is the ideal person today to lead PFLAG in bridging this generational paradigm shift."

Andrea Jenkins, Asst. Librarian, Oral Historian, University of Minnesota:

"Jaime Grant is an exceptional leader for PFLAG National. Her groundbreaking 2011 work on the report Injustice at Every Turn: Transgender Inequality in America along with NCTE and the National LGBTQ Task Force highlights the power of collaboration Dr. Grant brings to her work every day. The report highlights clearly that family support is a key indicator for successful transition for so many trans and gender-nonconforming youth. I am thrilled that Dr. Grant will lead PFLAG's efforts to support families and the LGBTQI community in the years ahead."

PFLAG is the nation's largest organization uniting families, allies, and people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer ( LGBTQ ). PFLAG is committed to advancing equality through its mission of support, education, and advocacy, and has nearly 400 chapters and 200,000 supporters crossing multiple generations of American families in major urban centers, small cities, and rural areas in all 50 states and Puerto Rico. To learn more, visit pflag.org, like us on Facebook ( /pflag ), or follow us on Twitter ( @pflag ) or Instagram.


facebook twitter google +1 reddit email





Windy City Media Group does not approve or necessarily agree with the views posted below.
Please do not post letters to the editor here. Please also be civil in your dialogue.
If you need to be mean, just know that the longer you stay on this page, the more you help us.


  ARTICLES YOU MIGHT LIKE

Gay News

Mayor Emanuel pursues landmark status for Legacy Walk 2018-06-22 - Mayor Rahm Emanuel today announced that the City would seek Landmark Status for the Legacy Walk in Boystown. With its Northalsted "Rainbow Pylon" ...


Gay News

Attorney General Lisa Madigan honored by fellow Attorneys General 2018-06-22 - Chicago — Attorney General Lisa Madigan received the prestigious Kelley-Wyman award Thursday from attorneys general across the country. The Kelley-Wyman Award is presented ...


Gay News

For the first time, City Club invites Pride inside 2018-06-21 - The first time the City Club of Chicago held an LGBTQ event, it did so with what panel moderator and Equality Illinois CEO ...


Gay News

HRC Responds to Trump-Pence Executive Order, House GOP Immigration Bills 2018-06-20 - WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, the Human Rights Campaign ( HRC ) responded to Donald Trump's executive order retreating from his cruel and dangerous ...


Gay News

Report: Only 559 LGBTQ elected officials in U.S. 2018-06-20 - LGBTQ Victory Institute's 2018 "Out for America" report says that there are 559 known openly LGBTQ elected officials in the United States—and the ...


Gay News

Gay commissioner candidate holds Pride fundraiser 2018-06-20 - Kevin B. Morrison, the gay democratic Cook County Commissioner candidate for the 15th district, held a Pride month fundraiser June 13 at Sidetrack. ...


Gay News

WORLD Icelandic Pride, Peter Tatchell, World Cup 2018-06-19 - Seyoisfjorour, a town in Iceland with only 700 residents, has created a rainbow path to show its support for its LGBTQ residents, LGBTQ ...


Gay News

NATIONAL Palm Springs, NYC Pride, Alan Turing 2018-06-19 - The California Legislature LGBTQ Caucus recognized the Palm Springs City Council June 11 in Sacramento for being the nation's first elected all LGBTQ ...


Gay News

Class Action Lawsuit Targets Chicago Police's Gang Database 2018-06-19 - Chicago — The Chicagoans for an End to the Gang Database, a coalition of individuals and community organizations, gathered in City Hall on ...


Gay News

South Bend, Ind., mayor marries 2018-06-18 - After their wedding Saturday, June 16, South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg ( left ) and Chasten Glezman took a detour from St. James ...


 



Copyright © 2018 Windy City Media Group. All rights reserved.
Reprint by permission only. PDFs for back issues are downloadable from
our online archives. Single copies of back issues in print form are
available for $4 per issue, older than one month for $6 if available,
by check to the mailing address listed below.

Return postage must accompany all manuscripts, drawings, and
photographs submitted if they are to be returned, and no
responsibility may be assumed for unsolicited materials.
All rights to letters, art and photos sent to Nightspots
(Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago
Gay and Lesbian News and Feature Publication) will be treated
as unconditionally assigned for publication purposes and as such,
subject to editing and comment. The opinions expressed by the
columnists, cartoonists, letter writers, and commentators are
their own and do not necessarily reflect the position of Nightspots
(Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago Gay,
Lesbian, Bisexual and Transegender News and Feature Publication).

The appearance of a name, image or photo of a person or group in
Nightspots (Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times
(a Chicago Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender News and Feature
Publication) does not indicate the sexual orientation of such
individuals or groups. While we encourage readers to support the
advertisers who make this newspaper possible, Nightspots (Chicago
GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago Gay, Lesbian
News and Feature Publication) cannot accept responsibility for
any advertising claims or promotions.

 

 

 

TRENDINGBREAKINGPHOTOS

Sponsor
Sponsor
Sponsor
Sponsor


 



Sponsor

About WCMG Publications News Index  Entertainment Features Bars & Clubs Calendar Videos Advertisers OUT! Guide    Marriage


About WCMG      Contact Us      Online Front  Page      Windy City  Times      Nightspots      OUT! Guide     
Identity      BLACKlines      En La Vida      Archives      Subscriptions      Distribution      Windy City Queercast     
Queercast Archives      Advertising  Rates      Deadlines      Advanced Search     
Press  Releases      Event Photos      Join WCMG  Email List      Email Blast     
Upcoming Events      Todays Events      Ongoing Events      Post an Event      Bar Guide      Community Groups      In Memoriam      Outguide Categories      Outguide Advertisers      Search Outguide      Travel      Dining Out      Blogs      Spotlight  Video     
Classifieds      Real Estate      Place a  Classified     

Windy City Media Group produces Windy City Queercast, & publishes Windy City Times,
The Weekly Voice of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Trans Community,
Nightspots, Out! Resource Guide, and Identity.
5315 N. Clark St. #192, Chicago, IL 60640-2113 • PH (773) 871-7610 • FAX (773) 871-7609.