Demand that Mayor Kenney appoint Louie Ortiz-Fonseca as LGBT Liaison

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Demand that Mayor Kenney appoint Louie Ortiz-Fonseca as LGBT Liaison

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Abdul-Aliy Muhammad started this petition to Philadelphia Mayor Kenney

Louie Ortiz-Fonseca should be appointed to be the director of the office of LGBT Affairs in Philadelphia. The current director of that office has said herself that she isn't a community activist and we know historically that people who have been in that position before have been from the community and have the ability to bridge communities together. We know that a person in this position needs to speak directly to intersectionality and address racial bias within LGBT spaces which the current director has been unable to do.

Louie A. Ortiz-Fonseca is an award winning HIV activist and artist. For over 20 years, he has worked with influential nationally recognized agencies and has been an integral part of HIV prevention and youth development programming in Philadelphia. Since graduating from Lincoln University with a Master’s Degree in Human Services and Organizational Development in 2009, he has devoted his free time to working with grassroots queer agencies of color to strengthen their work with Latino gay men. He is the 2015 winner of the Hispanic Choice Awards for Creative Artist of the Year for his storytelling project The Gran Varones. Louie is currently based in Washington, DC where he supports the work of three school districts nationwide in providing more intentional and affirming support to adolescent sexual minority males.

I think it is time to appoint Louie to the office of LGBT affairs and this petition aims to accomplish that.

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This petition had 202 supporters