Issue:  Vol. 48 / No. 11 / 15 March 2018

Berkeley councilmember headed to DC

Berkeley City Councilman Darryl Moore has been invited to the White House for the LGBT Pride celebration with President Barack Obama scheduled for June 29.

The openly gay Moore is also board chair of the National Black Justice Coalition, the leading national black LGBT civil rights organization.

Moore (pictured at right) will join Bay Area bisexual activists Lani Ka’ahumanu and Kuwaza Imara at the White House event.

In a statement sent to the Bay Area Reporter after the paper went to press, Moore said that he is looking forward to the White House celebration.

“I’m excited about the opportunity to celebrate LGBT Pride Month with a president that has made so much progress in the fight toward LGBT equality,” he said.

Moore pointed out that last year NBJC was one of the groups pushing for repeal of the military’s anti-gay “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy. Obama signed legislation last December repealing the ban. The implementation process is ongoing and expected to be final later this year.

NBJC is also fighting the Defense of Marriage Act and is actively engaging the administration on key LGBT issues such as the Employment Non-Discrimination Act and HIV/AIDS.

Berkeley’s other openly gay councilmember, Kriss Worthington, is expected to have a contingent in Sunday’s San Francisco LGBT Pride Parade.

— Cynthia Laird, June 24, 2011 @ 2:32 pm PST
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