Brian Ellner

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Brian Ellner
Brian Ellner and NBA Commissioner David Stern.JPG
Brian Ellner and NBA Commissioner David Stern
OccupationLGBT activist and political strategist, Head of U.S. Corporate Practice (BCW)
Known forNew Yorker Same-sex Marriage Campaign
Board member ofAthlete Ally

Brian Ellner is an LGBT rights activist, media and political strategist. He was formerly the executive vice president for public affairs at Edelman in New York[1][2][3] and currently leads BCW's U.S. corporate practice.[4] He was the architect of two successful pro-gay marriage campaigns, TheFour2012 [5][6][7] and New Yorkers for Marriage Equality.[8][9] His efforts were considered instrumental to the 2011 passage of the Marriage Equality Act in New York.[10] He serves on the board of directors of Athlete Ally[11] and is widely referenced in the LGBT sports movement.[12][13][14]

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  1. ^ "Brian Ellner To Lead New York Public Affairs for Edelman". HomesReport. December 1, 2013. Retrieved April 7, 2014.
  2. ^ Hoffman, Jane (June 29, 2011). "Brian Ellner: A Gay Rights Power Player with Many Contacts". New York Times. Retrieved April 7, 2014.
  3. ^ Towle, Andy (July 7, 2010). "Brian Ellner to Head NY Campaign Opposing Antigay Lawmarkers". Towleroad. Retrieved April 7, 2014.
  4. ^ "Communications and Business Transformation Strategist Brian Ellner Joins BCW to Lead U.S. Corporate Practice". MarketWatch. November 3, 2018. Retrieved November 17, 2018.
  5. ^ Bolcer, Julie (September 5, 2012). "New Social Media Campaign Aimed at Four State Marriage Votes". The Advocate. Retrieved April 7, 2014.
  6. ^ "Lady Gaga Releases Video Supporting Gay Marriage". Global Grind. March 3, 2012. Retrieved April 7, 2014.
  7. ^ Valinsky, Jordan (November 7, 2012). "Gay Marriage Passes and the Internet Rejoices". The Daily Dot. Retrieved April 7, 2014.
  8. ^ Zirin, Dave. "'It's a New World': The Super Bowl Becomes a Platform for LGBT Equality". Edge of Sports. Retrieved April 7, 2014.
  9. ^ Barbaro, Michael (September 14, 2010). "New Ads to Try to Build Public Support for Gay Marriage". New York Times. Retrieved April 7, 2014.
  10. ^ Bruni, Frank (July 29, 2013). "An Olympic Legend on Boycotts and Bigotry". New York Times. Retrieved April 7, 2014.
  11. ^ "Russian Rights: The Hunt For A Designer". Vogue. August 8, 2013. Retrieved April 7, 2014.
  12. ^ Bruni, Frank (October 9, 2013). "A Clever Solution to an Olympic Problem". New York Times. Retrieved April 7, 2014.
  13. ^ Keh, Andrew (February 24, 2014). "Jason Collins, First Openly Gay NBA Player". New York Times. Retrieved April 7, 2014.
  14. ^ Welsh, Teresa (February 24, 2014). "Is Jason Collins Being the First Openly Gay NBA Athlete Significant?". USA Today. Retrieved April 7, 2014.