Alphonso David (born 1970) is an American attorney and LGBT civil rights leader. In August 2019, he became the president of the Human Rights Campaign. He is the first civil rights lawyer and first person of color to serve as president of the organization.
LGBTQ advocates were quick to praise the decision.Gay San Francisco community college board vice president Tom Temprano enthusiastically posted on Facebook, "Vice-President Harris, here we come.
Let's get a woman of color from the Bay Area into the White House."Noting that Harris in 2013 had officiated the first marriage between a same-sex couple in the state of California between Proposition 8 plaintiffs and Berkeley couple Kris Perry and Sandy Stier, the national LGBTQ rights organization the Human Rights Campaign hailed her selection as Biden's running mate."Senator Kamala Harris is nothing short of an exceptional choice for Vice President," stated HRC President Alphonso David.