Progressive Politico with Afro-Latino Roots
Noël Gordon was born in Brooklyn, New York to a single mother, a nurturing grandmother, and two very courageous aunts - all of whom immigrated to the United States from a coastal city in central Panama. He joined the Human Rights Campaign in 2013, and currently serves as Senior Specialist for HIV Prevention and Health Equity. In this role, Noël works to educate LGBT people and allies about the current realities of HIV and other health disparities in order to help them lead longer, healthier lives.
Noël's work on LGBTQ issues has been mentioned or quoted in more than 300 publications across the country, including the Associated Press, Boston Globe, Boston Herald, San Francisco Chronicle, Huffington Post, Advocate Magazine, and USA Today. He is the recipient of numerous awards and fellowships, including the Point Foundation Scholarship, Harry S. Truman Foundation Scholarship, and the Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship. He's been called a “Black LGBTQ Leader to Watch” and an LGBTQ leader of the next generation.
An openly gay, Black man with Afro-Caribbean and Latino roots, Noël is passionate about building bridges between people and communities. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Political Science from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and completed a law and policy fellowship at the University of California, Berkeley. In his spare time, Noël enjoy gay kickball, political dramas, and slam poetry.