The Family Equality Council announced that they have appointed Denise Brogan-Kator as their Chief Policy Advisor in an article on their news site, The Family Room. Brogan-Kator is from New Port Richey, about an hour from Tampa.

The Family Equality Council is a national organization which provides support and advocacy for LGBTQ+ families. Brogan-Kator will be in charge of their Policy Department, as well as a member of their senior leadership team. She is stepping into this role after five years as the Director of State Policy.

Brogan-Kator is a veteran of the U.S. Submarine Service and a graduate of the University of Michigan Law school. She was their first openly transgender student and later became their first openly trans professor. She earned an MBA from the University of Colorado.

Said Brogan-Kator, “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.”

Rev. Stan J. Sloan, CEO of the Family Equality Council, stated, “We are delighted to welcome [Denise] 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.”

Read the Family Room article here.

Cover Image via Florida Equality Council Website.