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Roger Doughty

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Roger Doughty

Executive Director
Horizons Foundation
health of the LGBT community
social and health services for gay, bisexual, and transgender communities
sexual orientation and gender-related persecution
legal advocacy for the LGBT community


Roger Doughty is executive director of Horizons Foundation, a San Francisco-based organization serving the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community through grant-making, strengthening of LGBT organizations and leadership, and increasing philanthropic giving. Doughty was most recently the executive director of Horizons Community Services in Chicago, the Midwest's largest LGBT social service and advocacy organization. During his tenure, Doughty led the organization's expansion into the Chicago LGBT Community Center. Before that, he served as director of program administration for the L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center, where he oversaw the center's 40-plus programs and services. Doughty's San Francisco background includes his tenure in the law firm of Heller Ehrman White & McAuliffe, where he specialized in refugee, immigration and asylum cases involving gender-related persecution and sexual orientation. Doughty also has served as president of the Gay and Lesbian Activists Alliance in Washington, D.C. and as associate director of the Coro Foundation. Since 1998, he has served on the board of the International Gay & Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC). Doughty holds a B.A. from Williams College, a master's in public policy from UC Berkeley, and a J.D. from U.C. Berkeley's Boalt Hall School of Law.

870 Market Street, Suite 728
San Francisco  California  94102
United States
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(415) 398-2333
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(415) 398-4733


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