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PRESS RELEASE

RE2010Logo.jpgMedia Contact: Misha Houser

714.317.8122

misha@restoreequality2010.com

September 14, 2009

California – Restore Equality 2010’s Interim Administrative Group (IAG), proudly announces that Cole Valley, San Francisco resident Jeffrey Taylor has joined the IAG. Taylor’s background in advertising, technology, and new media is expected to enhance the outreach efforts for the Restore Equality 2010 signature gathering jaticon.jpgcampaign.

He replaces former member, Kelechi Anyanwu of San Jose, who resigned from the IAG because she said she believed the group needed someone with more community experience than she believed she could contribute. While the IAG members hoped she would remain on the board, their stated hope is that she remains actively involved in the community and will miss her contributions to their efforts. Taylor was chosen for the skills he brings to the IAG, replacing one northern California activist with another.

“I am thrilled to join this accomplished group, and I am excited to bring my experience and connections in the tech, creative and LGBT communities to the effort. I am clear that we will all work well together to restore Equality in 2010 and create sustainable, replicable breakthroughs in LGBT activism,” Taylor commented when he was informed of the appointment.

Taylor recently relocated to San Francisco after living in Paris, France for four years. A sought-after expert in creative concepting and branding, he has worked for esteemed agencies such a Publicis and Interbrand. While in Europe, Jeffrey organized grassroots communities of online video artists as co-producer of Vlog Europe, the longest-running meetup of videobloggers in the world. He has been selected as a delegate for the prestigious Monaco Media Forum for two years running.

His recent activities include local organizing for the National Equality March, a member of the Organizing Committee of Teach-In For Equality, San Francisco, and volunteering at AIDS Walk San Francisco.

Out and proud from his sophomore year of high school with the help of St. Louis LGBTQ youth group Growing American Youth, Jeffrey was an officer of his LGBT Association at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, has volunteered at AIDS Walks throughout the United States, the Gerber-Hart Library in Chicago and has held memberships with the Stonewall Democrats (Kansas City) and the Harvey Milk Democratic Club (San Francisco). Jeffrey also raises funds and assists HIV/AIDS patients at St. Bernard’s Hospice in his partner’s hometown of East London, South Africa, and has worked on teams creating HIV/AIDS prevention materials for high-risk populations there. Jeffrey has a cum laude degree in Social History and Socio-cultural Anthropology, and can’t wait to marry his partner of 12 years, advertising executive John Bruton.

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  • thejeffreytaylor

    Thanks for the post, Charles! If anyone has any questions, especially if you're in California (and most especially if you're not in LA or the Bay Area metros), please feel free to contact me at thejeffreytaylor at gmail dot com. And if you're out of California, we could use your help with donations and things like phone banking in the near future!

    You can also follow me at twitter.com/jeffreytaylor