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Equality Texas Names New Executive Director

On July 1, board members of Equality Texas and Equality Texas Foundation named Dennis Coleman to lead Equality Texas and Equality Texas Foundation. As executive director, Coleman is responsible for leading a professional staff and hundreds of volunteers who advocate for inclusive policies at the local and statewide level.

For the past seven years, Coleman has been regional director for the south central regional office of Lambda Legal in Dallas.

“I’ve spent the last seven years on the road, seeing firsthand the inequality people face throughout our state,” Coleman said. “I will take those experiences with me and use them to educate and to engage fair-minded people to support Equality Texas.”

“Mr. Coleman knows Texas. He’s from Texas. He has seen the issues our state faces,” Equality Texas Board Chair Rob Scamardo said. “We look forward to him utilizing his coalition-building experience to touch the lives of Texans living in both large and small communities, and to advance our work in the upcoming 82nd session of the Texas Legislature.” —Nancy Ford

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