I just got this from my friend Mark Segal of the Philadelphia Gay News…
Brian has served on the front lines in the struggle for LGBT rights for over 25 years. He is a leader who understands the importance of bringing our community into the political process. Through his leadership at the Victory Fund he seeked out candidates, teaching them the fundamentals of community building and running campaigns, and assisted their fundraising efforts. This effort led to record numbers of LGBT candidates running for City Councils, school boards, Mayor, State offices and other elected positions accross the country. His mentoring has led to a long list of elected and appointed LGBT officials.
With this appointment the President-elect makes clear his commitment of inclusivness and high standards by appointing a long time LGBT activist with both experience and the ability to get the job done.
Director, The Gay History Project
Publisher, Philadelphia Gay News
Former President National Gay Newspaper Guild