DETROIT-The board of directors of KICK, The Agency for LGBT African-Americans, elected Tiffany McLean as president and Jeremiah Jones as vice-president. Antonio Johnson was re-elected as treasurer and secretary. All three members began three-year terms on Jan. 15, 2011.
“It is an honor and a privilege to be elected president,” said McLean. “KICK has been dedicated to lending a voice to the voiceless, a hand to those who need direction, and a community builder by building collaborations with those inside the community as well as allies outside of the community. I am proud to be able to continue that tradition. I hope along with the rest of the board to serve the community proudly, efficiently, with integrity and pride. ”
Tiffany McLean has worked as an advocate for the African-American LGBT community for many years and was instrumental in working with General Motors to offer domestic partner benefits, which paved the way for other companies to follow suit. Ms. McLean has worked with the spiritual, youth, allied and elder communities to facilitate dialogue, change and upward mobility for the African-American LGBT community.
Jeremiah Jones has worked in the financial service industry for more than seven years, and has more than years in community and public service work. “I’m so happy to do the work that others are afraid to do,” said Jones.
“We are excited to have such knowledgeable and experienced individuals to carry on with the task of leading KICK into the future,” said Curtis Lipscomb, Executive Director. “Tiffany and Jeremiah are highly respected members of Detroit LGBT community.”
The mission of KICK is to increase awareness of and support to Detroit’s dynamic LGBT culture through education and advocacy with integrity and pride. More information about programs and services is available at http://www.e-kick.org or 313-285-9733.
Tiffany McLean. Photo courtesy of KICK’s website.