Rea Carey

National LGBTQ Task Force’s Executive Director

Rea Carey has served as the Task Force’s executive director since 2008 and has advanced a vision of freedom for LGBTQ people and their families that is broad, inclusive and progressive. She grounds her work solidly in racial, economic and social justice. This approach to leadership has delivered results as diverse as: winning an LGBT-inclusive federal hate crimes prevention law; defeating state anti-LGBT ballot measures; winning marriage equality, addressing discrimination against transgender people; building stronger support for fair immigration reform; and serving as a bridge between the LGBTQ and reproductive rights and traditional civil rights movements.