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.
Officials with the Human Rights Campaign Foundation announced today (Wednesday, June 30) that the organization, joined by the law firm of Arnold and Porter, has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit in the District Court for the Southern District of Florida, challenging a Florida law banning transgender girls from participating in sports.
This is the first of series of such legal challenges the organization intends to file, according to an HRCF press release, with lawsuits against similar legislation also planned Arkansas, Mississippi and Tennessee.
HRC President Alphonso David said, “Given the unprecedented onslaught of state legislative attacks, we have a responsibility to utilize every tool in our belt to safeguard the LGBTQ community,