The Federation Welcomes Anne Stanback as Director of State and National Partnerships

September 11, 2013

The Federation is proud to welcome Anne Stanback to our team, as Director of State and National Partnerships.

Many of you already know Anne as she's spent nearly 30 years in our movement -- including spending the past year working as a consultant with us. We're thrilled that Anne will continue the work she started as a consultant -- now as a full-time staff member based in Connecticut.

Over the past year, Anne has been a key leader, in partnership with Roey Thorpe, in our work on the Strategic Opportunity Initiative, a program funded by the State Equality Fund and focused on marshaling additional resources into passing statewide nondiscrimination laws. Together, they've charted a course and created a plan to build support for discrimination protections in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and beyond.

As Director of State and National Partnerships, Anne will continue this important work and expand our reach and impact throughout the country. Join us in welcoming Anne to her new position -- send her an email now!

Before joining Equality Federation, Anne was the founding Executive Director of Love Makes A Family, the lead organization that successfully fought for the freedom to marry in Connecticut. In addition, Anne served as the volunteer Co-Director of the Connecticut Coalition for Lesbian and Gay Civil Rights during the passage of the 1991 law that prohibited discrimination in employment, housing, credit, and public accommodations on the basis of sexual orientation. She later worked as part of the Connecticut Equality coalition to add gender identity and expression to the nondiscrimination law.

Prior to her work with Love Makes a Family, Anne was the Executive Director of both the Connecticut Women’s Education and Legal Fund (CWEALF) and the Connecticut affiliate of the National Abortion Rights Action League (CT NARAL).

Anne has received numerous awards for her work on behalf of women and the LGBT community, and in 2006, she was inducted into the Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame.

Anne serves as a lay leader at Immanuel Congregational Church (UCC) in Hartford. She is a graduate of Davidson College in North Carolina and Yale Divinity School. She lives in Avon, Connecticut with her partner—now wife—of 29 years, Charlotte Kinlock.

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