Brian is in his second term, and joined in 2016. He is a retired arts and government administrator. Brian is especially concerned about the compromising of rights and protections through the erosion and undermining of government accountability, checks and balances, oversight, and transparency at the state and federal levels. He also cares deeply about recent setbacks and challenges to progress in securing the rights of LGBTQ persons.
In 1983 Brian was represented by ACLU’s National Security Project and by civil rights champion (and longtime ACLU national board member) Frank Kameny in challenging the CIA’s authority to dismiss employees for being gay.
Brian was one of the first-ever openly gay appointees to serve on the White House staff.