Christopher R. Vasquez he/him/his
Director of Communications
Christopher R. Vasquez is the Director of Communications and official spokesperson for the National Center for Lesbian Rights. As part of NCLR’s Senior Management Team, Christopher oversees the organization’s day-to-day and long-term communications that elevate key NCLR leaders, advances the organization’s initiatives, contributes to the organization’s overall strategic planning, and serves on national communications coalitions working to achieve LGBTQ equality.
Christopher began his LGBTQ activism at the age of 16 working with Equality Florida to lobby legislators in the state to pass a comprehensive anti-bullying law that would protect public school students based on their gender identity and sexual orientation, an action which earned him the honor of one of Teen People’s “20 Teens Who Will Change the World” in 2002.
In addition to his professional career, Christopher has also served as the Communications Co-Chair on the Board of the Alice B. Toklas LGBT Democratic Club, Chair of the San Francisco GLAAD Gala Committee, and as an appointed member of the San Francisco Human Rights Commission’s LGBTQ Advisory Committee. Most recently, he was elected as a founding member of the Castro LGBTQ Cultural District Advisory Board in San Francisco and serves as a board member for the Friends of Harvey Milk Plaza.
Christopher has a BSc in Public Relations and Political Science from the University of Miami and is currently working on a Masters of Public Administration from San Francisco State University. Christopher lives in the Castro District of San Francisco with his loving and loyal pup Ziggy Stardog.