Adrian Ogle

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Adrian Ogle is the New York Regional Director and National Community Engagement Director at Lambda Legal, the nation’s oldest and largest legal organization committed to achieving full recognition of the civil rights of LGBTQ people and people living with HIV. In this dual role, Adrian leads Lambda Legal’s largest office and is charged with expanding and deepening the organization’s reach in the New York metropolitan area with a focus on advocacy, coalition-building, fundraising, and communications. Further, he leads national community outreach, partnership building, and special projects, including Pride. Adrian is a member of the senior management team at Lambda Legal.

Previously, Adrian served as National Events Manager at Lambda Legal, assisting in leading the national development and execution of all Lambda Legal fundraising events. He managed a personal portfolio of major ticketed events across the country and provided operational and budgetary oversight for over 80 events to raise over $5 million annually.

In his career, Adrian has co-produced art, cultural, and special events across four organizations in the LGBT movement. Prior to Lambda Legal, he worked in fundraising roles at the Hetrick-Martin Institute (HMI); Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE); and the NYC Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Community Center. His tenure includes events which have received national press coverage, including CNN, The New York Times, and Huffington Post.

Adrian is Board Chair Emeritus of COLAGE, a national organization for people with at least one or more LGBTQ parents. For six years, Adrian worked to amplify the voices for over 6 million youth in LGBT families in the United States, affectionately known as COLAGErs. In 2015, Adrian was selected as part of the inaugural national cohort of 100 Black LGBT Leaders to Watch by the National Black Justice Coalition and was recognized at the Obama White House. In 2018, he was selected for City & State’s annual Pride Power Watch List, recognizing ten rising LGBTQ leaders in New York.

Adrian is passionate about racial justice, LGBTQ advocacy, and intersectionality. He enjoys queer dance parties, Star Trek reruns, and reading Politico daily. An alumnus of the University of Florida, Adrian grew up in South Florida and presently resides in Brooklyn, NY.