Advancing LGBT Civil Rights

National Politics Panel

Friday, May 2, 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm
The University of the Arts, Connelly Auditorium

211 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA


Our panel of experts analyzes the political landscape with a focus on marriage equality, the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) and immigration.


Gregory Angelo (Panelist)
Executive Director
Log Cabin Republicans

Gregory T. Angelo is the executive director of Log Cabin Republicans. Previously, as the chairman of Log Cabin Republicans of New York State, he led the organization as part of a coalition for marriage equality. Angelo also serves as the executive director of the Liberty Education Forum, a nonpartisan think tank that advocates nationwide for gay acceptance among conservatives and people of faith.

Torey Carter (Panelist)
Managing Director
Victory Fund and Institute

Torey Carter is the Managing Director at the Victory Fund and Institute, a nonpartisan organization that helps outstanding LGBT leaders win elections and serve effectively. Located in Washington, it is the only national organization dedicated to increasing the number of openly LGBT elected officials at all levels of government.


Maya Rupert , Esq. (Panelist)
Policy Director
National Center for Lesbian Rights

Maya Rupert is the policy director of the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR). She is a regular contributor to the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, The Huffington Post and other media outlets. She has been recognized as one of the most influential African-American leaders in the country by Ebony magazine and The Root.

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