Stacey Stevenson, First Black CEO of Family Equality, Named to Out Magazine’s Out100 List

The trailblazing leader working to protect LGBTQ+ families was named as Out100 2022.

NEW YORK, NY — Family Equality’s first Black CEO, Stacey Stevenson (she/they), made Out magazine’s 2022 Out100 list — a compilation of the year’s most impactful and influential LGBTQ+ people. Stevenson is one of sixteen LGBTQ+ Policy Makers and Advocates Changing the World

The 2022 list of 100 LGBTQ+ leaders and trailblazers from entertainment, fashion, business, media, and sports includes Karine Jean-Pierre, White House press secretary; Michael R. Jackson, playwright and composer; and Adrienne Hayes, Google’s VP of Marketing, Global Devices & Services.

“I’m honored and humbled to be part of Out magazine’s Out100 list,” said Stevenson. “It is a privilege to be recognized along with so many others making a real difference for the LGBTQ+ community.”

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Stacey Stevenson, Family Equality CEO [Photo credit: Kauwuane Burton Studios]

Since joining the Family Equality team in March of 2021, Stevenson has already ushered Family Equality through a tremendous chapter of growth. From expanding the organization’s work to protect LGBTQ+ youth and families in schools to deepening the focus on lowering barriers to parenthood in the LGBTQ+ community, they have prioritized not only advancing lived and legal equality for LGBTQ+ families, but also advancing racial and social justice for BIPOC communities, those living in rural areas, and those living at or below the poverty line.

Stevenson’s advocacy has helped propel Family Equality further into the national spotlight with multiple recent appearances on The Sunday Show with Jonathan Capehart, a bipartisan panel discussion hosted at the U.S. Capitol in September, collaborations with movement partners, countless speaking engagements, and a September op-ed in USA TODAY. In the op-ed, Stevenson shared their family’s story of moving from their home state of Texas to Washington D.C. in search of a more welcoming community.

Stacey Stevenson, Family Equality CEO, on The Sunday Show with Jonathan Capehart on MSNBC, Sept. 4, 2022

“Family Equality is changing the narrative for LGBTQ+ families and the time couldn’t be more urgent,” said Stevenson. “With the meteoric rise in anti-LGBTQ+ legislation — over 300 bills introduced just this year — we will fiercely protect the rights we’ve earned and will continue the fight to secure the protections we still need.”



About Family Equality

Family Equality is creating a world where everyone can experience the love, safety, and belonging of family. As the leading national organization for current and future LGBTQ+ families, we work to ensure that everyone has the freedom to find, form, and sustain their families by advancing LGBTQ+ equality through advocacy, support, storytelling, and education.

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