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

Farley named new trans adviser by SF mayor

by Sari Staver

Clair Farley, the director of economic development at the San Francisco LGBT Community Center for the past 11 years, has been named the mayor’s senior adviser on transgender initiatives, replacing Theresa Sparks, a trans woman who is retiring.

(Clair Farley)

(Clair Farley)

Farley, 34, is a transgender woman and will begin the position December 4.

“Clair Farley has been an inspirational leader in our city on LGBTQ economic and social rights issues,” Mayor Ed Lee said in a news release. “In her new role she will carry on the important work that Theresa Sparks set in motion and will assure that San Francisco continues to pioneer policies and programming that inspire the rest of the country to follow suit. San Francisco has a long-standing commitment to advancing and protecting the rights of the transgender community and with Clair’s leadership we will continue our work to make San Francisco a safer, more diverse, and more equitable city.”

In an email to the Bay Area Reporter, Farley said she was honored to have been appointed to the job.

“This has been a remarkable month despite these challenging times, with over seven transgender candidates winning elections across the country and the passing of vital trans policy in California,” Farley wrote.

The Bay Area Reporter will have more in Thursday’s paper.

— Cynthia Laird, November 20, 2017 @ 1:34 pm PST
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