Our Team + Advisors
Geena Rocero, Founder
Since launching Gender Proud and speaking at TED in March 2014, Geena has spoken at the White House, the UN, and at countless universities around the country. Her work focuses on elevating trans visibility in the media; her great hope for the community is that every trans person is free to self identify with the fewest possible barriers.
Allie Hoffman, Co-Founder
Allie’s work focuses at the intersection of art, activism + media; videos she’s produced and/or directed have been viewed a total of 17+ million times. In addition to her work with Gender Proud, Allie launched a social impact media campaign with Brittany Maynard, which has since directly impacted laws in 27 different states. Allie is also currently at work on campaigns that focus on ending youth homelessness, and halving the prison population by 2020.
Marianne Mollmann, Director of Programs at International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission
Prior to her work at ILGHRC, Marianne previously was a senior policy advisor with Amnesty International’s International Secretariat in London where she focused on freedom of expression and sexual rights issues, and a women’s rights researcher and advocate with Human Rights Watch in New York. Ms. Mollmann specializes in sexual rights, reproductive rights, women in conflict, economic rights, and anti-discrimination.
Andre Banks, Founder, AllOut
Andre served as All Out’s first executive director, beginning in January 2012. Since then, All Out has grown from a few hundred friends and family into one of the largest gay rights organizations in the world – more than 2,000,000 people have joined All Out and they live in every country on the planet. Prior to that, he served as a Senior Advisor @ Purpose, where his work focused on building sustainable social businesses.
Richard Socarides, Head of Public Affairs, GLG
In addition to serving in his role at GLG, Richard also writes for NewYorker.com and is a TV commentator. He served as White House Special Assistant and Senior Advisor to President Clinton and has worked as a strategist on Capitol Hill. He is a passionate advocate for human rights and LGBT people.