Denise Brogan-Kator Appointed Chief Policy Officer for Family Equality Council

Brogan-Kator will lead Family Equality Council’s Policy Department, spearheading efforts to advance legal and lived equality for LGBTQ families nationwide.

July 6, 2017 — For Immediate Release

NEW YORK — Today Family Equality Council is pleased to announce the appointment of Denise Brogan-Kator to the position of Chief Policy Officer. In this role, Denise will lead Family Equality Council’s Policy Department and join the organization’s senior leadership team, spearheading efforts to advance legal and lived equality for LGBTQ families nationwide.

Denise Brogan-Kator

Denise Brogan-Kator joined Family Equality Council in August 2012 as Director of State Policy, and has been responsible for leading the organization’s engagement with legislation affecting LGBTQ families in state legislatures across the country. A U.S. Submarine Service veteran, she graduated from the University of Michigan Law school (matriculating as the first openly transgender law student and later returning as the first openly transgender law professor) and earned her MBA from the University of Colorado. Denise has over twenty years’ history in public and private advocacy on behalf of the LGBTQ community, and served as Executive Director of a statewide LGBT advocacy organization prior to joining Family Equality Council.

Looking to the future of Family Equality Council’s policy work, Denise Brogan-Kator said: “We face many challenges, and I will continue to put my heart and soul into the work necessary to achieve legal and lived equality for our families, and for our children. I look forward to continuing Family Equality Council’s exceptional contributions to the movement and to building our collaboration with partners around the country.”

Family Equality Council CEO Rev. Stan J. Sloan said: “Denise brings extensive knowledge of family law and policy, thorough training, and years of experience managing organizations and departments to the Chief Policy Officer position. We are delighted to welcome her to the leadership team as we continue to fight for LGBTQ families’ rights, and as we expand that work to make family formation easier for LGBTQ people nationwide.”

Denise lives in Florida with her spouse, Mary. She has three grown daughters and two grandchildren who are, collectively, the lights of her life.

About Family Equality Council

Family Equality Council connects, supports, and represents the three million parents who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer in this country today and their six million children of all ages. We are changing attitudes and policies to ensure that all families are respected, loved, and celebrated — including families with parents who are LGBTQ. We are a community of parents, children, grandparents, grandchildren and unattached youth that reaches across this country. For almost forty years we have raised our children and raised our voices toward fairness for all families. As we look to the next chapter of our work, we are also focused on LGBTQ youth needing families and the two million LGBTQ adults waiting to foster or adopt in our country.

Media Contact:

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