DETROIT – Michigan’s statewide lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) advocacy and anti-violence organization, Equality Michigan, has announced the departure of Roland Leggett II and the posting of a field organizer position. Leggett, who joined the organization in January 2011, has accepted a position elsewhere and completed his work with Equality Michigan on 15 February 2013. The field organizer posting will be open until March 1st, and the position will focus on building relationships with groups and individuals, training and motivating activists, and increasing member and activist base.
Equality Michigan, the state’s only statewide LGBT organization, works across the state to advance LGBT equality and support victims of actual or perceived LGBT or HIV/AIDS related violence, discrimination, and harassment. In the past year alone, the organization has been involved in the passage of three local city ordinances banning discrimination. At least three other cities are actively considering similar measures.
Emily Dievendorf, Equality Michigan’s director of policy, remarked “The staff and volunteers of Equality Michigan will miss working with Roland Leggett, who has done a tremendous job advancing LGBT equality across Michigan. The work that Roland was doing is vital to our goal of achieving full equality for all LGBT people in Michigan. We are committed to filling the field organizing position quickly to ensure the continuity of this crucial work.”
Information on the field organizer position is available on the Equality Michigan website – www.equalitymi.org/employment – and any interested individuals should send a resume and cover letter to the organization by March 1st.
Equality Michigan has worked passionately for over 20 years to achieve full equality and respect for all people in Michigan regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. For more information, visit www.equalitymi.org.
Via press release