Co-founder and Executive Director of All Out
Andre Banks has spent most of the last decade harnessing the power of both storytelling and technology to build innovative social movements in the US and around the world. He is the co-founder and Executive Director of All Out (www.allout.org), which mobilizes millions of people to create a world where no person will have to sacrifice their family or freedom, safety or dignity because of who they are or who they love. Andre is also the Senior Advisor at Purpose (www.purpose.com), where he was formerly Partner and Director of Strategy. While leading strategy development on global movements to fight cancer and eliminate nuclear weapons, Andre also incubated All Out. His background in organizing (AFL-CIO and Africa Action), media and public affairs (Applied Research Center), and in publishing (ColorLines Magazine) informs his work. All Out's 1.9 million members, an unprecedented alliance of LGBT people and allies, inspire his work and his worldview.
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