HUMAN RIGHTS CAMPAIGN: Enact a Concrete Plan of Action Ending Transphobia/Gender Bias at HRC
HRC Employee Karen Quimby - HRC Southern Regional Field Director
Apr 2, 2013 — The HRC employee who was responsible for last weeks transphobic episode of asking for the transgender flag to be removed was none other than Karen Quimby, the Southern Regional Director for HRC. This was not a person who had a limited amount of information or was ignorant of transgender rights, but is instead a leader of HRC in one of the most transphobic zones in the United States.
Ms. Quimby has a reported long history of LGBT activism and political actions according to her bio on the HRC Website (see below).
I would venture to say that having a person with such bias directly connected to one of the worst transphobic areas in the US is simply unacceptable.
HRC must ask for Ms. Quimby to resign over her actions and put someone credible with ALL communities in the positions. The Southern Region deserves someone with knowledge and respect for our community.
Dr. Quimby's HRC Profile is attached.