Stacey Long is the Director of Public Policy and Government Affairs at the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, the oldest national organization advocating for the rights of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender people. The Task Force is committed to establishing legal protections and economic stability for LGBT individuals and families across the nation.
As director of government affairs, Stacey pursues an LGBT social change agenda of achieving policy and legislative wins in employment, housing, health care, education and anti-violence. The Task Force’s campaign to end employment discrimination operates on the belief that everyone deserves the right to have a job with a living wage, based on their skills and qualifications, not based on who they are or whom they love. The organization also works to change laws and policies that deny same-sex couples the same rights and benefits as opposite sex couples. Stacey engages the LGBT movement beyond its traditional boundaries of sexual orientation and gender identity to include issues such as pay equity, reproductive rights, racial profiling and immigration reform.
Stacey serves on the boards of several nonprofit organizations and is actively engaged with her local community. She received a bachelor’s degree in Africana Studies from Vassar College and a J.D. from the University of Wisconsin Law School.