Alphonso David is president of the Human Rights Campaign (HRC). He is an accomplished and nationally recognized LGBTQ civil rights lawyer and advocate. He's the first civil rights lawyer, the first Black man and first person of color to serve as president of HRC in the organization's 40-year history. He has been at the forefront of the movement for LGBTQ equality for more than a decade at the national and state level, serving as counsel to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, as New York Deputy Secretary and Counsel for Civil Rights, and as a staff attorney at Lambda Legal.

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After violent year for LGBTQ community, Biden must pass non-discrimination protections

Commentary: The majority of U.S. Catholics, including President-elect Joe Biden, understands that supporting pro-LGBTQ policies is in direct alignment with Catholic teaching on the common good.