Rea Carey speaking at the 2013 Decision Day Marriage Equality rally in Freedom Plaza
|Born||December 22, 1966|
|Residence||Washington, D.C., U.S.|
|Alma mater||Smith College (1980s)|
|Organization||National Gay and Lesbian Task Force|
|Home town||Denver, Colorado|
|Movement||LGBT rights movement|
Rea Carey (born December 22, 1966) is an American lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights activist and the executive director of the National LGBTQ Task Force (previously the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force) since 2008. She previously served as the organization's deputy executive director and was the founding executive director of the National Youth Advocacy Coalition.
Carey began her career working extensively in HIV/AIDS prevention and in the LGBT community as one of the co-founders of Gay Men and Lesbians Opposing Violence and the founding executive director of the National Youth Advocacy Coalition. She also served as an advisor to major donors and foundations, and has served on the advisory boards for such wide-ranging publications as Teen People magazine and the Georgetown University Journal of Gender and the Law.
Carey serves on the advisory board of the LGBTQ Policy Journal of Harvard's Kennedy School of Government.
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