Mel King is the VP of Operations at Equality Federation. In this role, Mel leads the new Operations team, the engine of our organization that keeps the day-to-day running smoothly. He and the Operations team support team culture, employee lifecycle management, technology and systems, and planning and evaluation across the organization.
Prior to joining the team in 2016, Mel spent four years at Empire State Pride Agenda, a former Federation member. He coordinated New York State’s LGBT Health & Human Services Network, a coalition of over fifty organizations around the state providing direct services to LGBTQ+ people.
Mel studied gender, queer theory, and grassroots organizing at NYU and received his MFA in Creative Writing from Rutgers University-Newark. Mel is a proud New Yorker who grew up in Albany but has called New York City home since 2006. He lives with his wife, Audrie, and their Boston Terrier, Luna.
With your support, we'll be able to continue our work to build the leaders of today and tomorrow, strengthen state-based LGBTQ+ organizations, and make critical progress on the issues that matter most—like protecting transgender people, ending HIV criminalization and ensuring access to care, and banning conversion therapy across the country.