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Lambda Legal Announces Simone Bell as New Regional Director for Southern Regional Office

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October 29, 2015
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Simone Bell

Today, Lambda Legal announced that Simone Bell, former Georgia State Representative and Lambda Legal Community Educator, has returned to its Southern Regional Office in Atlanta as Regional Director.

Kevin Cathcart, Executive Director at Lambda Legal, said:

We are very pleased to welcome Simone back to Lambda Legal and look forward to the exciting work ahead. Simone has never stopped being a fierce advocate for LGBT people and those living with HIV, and we are delighted that she’s chosen to continue that work with Lambda Legal by leading our Southern Regional Office.

Bell said:

I’m thrilled to be coming back home to Lambda Legal, an organization that has made such a substantial difference in the lives of LGBT people and people living with HIV in Atlanta and across the South. I am so proud of what Lambda Legal has accomplished, but my experience in the General Assembly tells me the work cannot stop. This is a particularly exciting time to be a part of Lambda Legal’s work in the South, challenging laws and public policies that discriminate across lines of sexual orientation, gender identity, HIV status, income and race and to achieve full equality for all.

After winning a special election in 2009, Simone Bell became the first out, Black lesbian to serve in a state legislature in the United States, serving from 2009 until 2015. Before joining Lambda Legal in 2006 as the Southern Regional Office Outreach Associate and Volunteer Manager, Bell also worked with the Atlanta Lesbian Health Initiative. Bell holds a B.A. from Agnes Scott College.

Read the press release.