Alphonso David

Lawyer and LGBTQI+ Civil Rights Activist

Alphonso David is a global human rights advocate, civil rights lawyer, law professor and policy advisor. He is a practicing attorney and manager with more than 20 years of experience in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors and has demonstrated success in crafting and executing strategies for high-impact, large-scale initiatives. He currently serves as President & CEO of the Global Black Economic Forum. He previously served as the President of the Human Rights Campaign, Chief Counsel to the Governor for the State of New York and began his legal career as Judicial Clerk for Federal District Court Judge Clifford Scott Green. Mr. David was born in the United States and raised in Liberia, West Africa, where he and his family lived for more than a decade until a bloody military coup d’etat. Prior to their untimely passing, his great uncle, William Tolbert, served as President of Liberia and his father, Edward David Sr., served as Mayor of Monrovia (the capital city of Liberia).

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