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Alphonso David  

Attorney, President of Human Rights Campaign

Alphonso David is an American attorney and LGBT civil rights leader. On June 25, 2019 it was announced that he would become the President of the Human Rights Campaign in August, 2019. He is the first person of color to serve as president of the organization.

David later worked as an attorney for Lambda Legal, working on LGBTQ cases around the country. In 2007, David was appointed as a special advisor to the New York Division for Human Rights, and in 2008 was appointed as Special Deputy Attorney General for civil rights cases in New York. After Andrew Cuomo's election as Governor of New York, he appointed David to serve as Deputy Secretary and Counsel for Civil Rights, the first such position in New York.

In 2015, David was appointed by Governor Andrew Cuomo to serve as Chief Counsel to the Governor.

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