Pride Agenda Press Release – Albany, NY, March 6, 2012 — Today, the Boards of Directors of the Empire State Pride Agenda, New York State’s leading lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender advocacy organization, announced that Ross D. Levi is no longer serving as executive director. Lynn Faria, our current deputy executive director, will serve as interim executive director effective immediately.
“We greatly appreciate Ross’s twelve years with the organization. He has been part of the Pride Agenda’s major legislative victories, culminating in the momentous marriage win last year,” said Louis Bradbury, co-chair of the Empire State Pride Agenda Foundation and chair of the Empire State Pride Agenda. “We wish Ross the very best in his future endeavors.”
“The Pride Agenda has been leading the way in securing equality and justice for LGBT New Yorkers for 20 years and will continue to do so,” said Marla Hassner, co-chair of the Empire State Pride Agenda Foundation. “We are focused on our top priorities of passing a statewide transgender non-discrimination law, standing by those elected officials who stood by us in the marriage victory, and making sure that the health and human service needs of our community are met. The Boards immediately will begin a search for a new executive director to lead the Pride Agenda into the future.”