Wednesday, January 21, 2009
The International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC) announced that Cary Alan Johnson will be the organization’s next Executive Director. He succeeds outgoing Executive Director, Paula Ettelbrick, whose six-year term ends on March 1, 2009. Johnson is currently IGLHRC's Senior Africa Specialist, a position he has held for four years, and manager of the organization's office in Cape Town, South Africa. He has developed partnerships with African LGBT, HIV and human rights organizations to challenge arrests and abuse in countries such as Cameroon, Nigeria, Uganda, and Senegal. Johnson will relocate from IGLHRC's South Africa office to its New York City headquarters. IGLHRC also has an office in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and staff in Washington, DC and Quezon City, the Philippines. For more information on IGLHRC, click here.