The Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund, the nation’s largest resource for openly LGBT individuals in politics, endorsed Courtney Snowden for Washington, D.C. City Council, at-large.
“As a native Washingtonian, Courtney Snowden has been a staunch advocate for students and education from the start,” says Chuck Wolfe, president and CEO of the Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund. “Her commitment to creating a city of integrity and transparency will be a tremendous asset on the city council.”
Snowden has been an active member of the LGBTQ community; first serving on the staff of Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin she grew a passion for helping underserved communities. She then moved on to working in the policy departments of the Human Rights Campaign and the Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network (GLSEN). At GLSEN, she served as the federal/national policy manager focused on advancing anti-bullying and harassment legislation. When Snowden left GLSEN she joined the staff of the National PTA, where she had the opportunity to work with the organization to improve its position on LGBTQ equality in schools.
Snowden is the former president of DC Black Pride and has served on the boards of NBJC, the Victory Fund Campaign Board, SMYAL, Women in the Life Association and on the DC Mayor Vincent Gray’s LGBT Advisory Committee.