Today, Councilmembers O’Farrell and Bonin led the City Council to open the Month of June as LGBT Heritage Month. For the presentation, I had the opportunity to recognize CD 4’s dynamic duo and wives, Doreena Wong and Jenny Pizer, both leaders serving our API and LGBT communities.
Doreena Wong (Left)
For over 40 years, Doreena has advocated for the equality for women and members of the API community. In 2005, she co-Founded API Equality-LA -- California’s leading API LGBT organization, which worked tirelessly to win support for marriage equality in API communities. Doreena currently serves as the Director of Advancing Justice-LA’s Health Access Project.
Jenny Pizer (Right)
Jenny is a national leader in policy development to protect LGBT Americans, and same sex couples and their families. Her work has earned her numerous awards including being named one of California’s top women litigators seven times. She currently serves as the Senior Counsel and Director of Law and Policy at Lambda Legal.
Thank you Doreena and Jenny for your decades of passion, incredible work, and dedication to serving our API and LGBT communities.