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.
WATCH: In Our Shoes: A Roundtable On Black Queer Power By Patrisse CullorsToward that end, the group has established a transgender justice initiative, with the awareness that discrimination and violence against trans people disproportionately affect women of color.
It also is addressing the HIV crisis among Black men — it’s estimated that half of African-American men who have sex with men will contract the virus during their lifetime, at a time when many people think HIV is old news.