Pride at Work, a nonprofit labor organization that is the official LGBT constituency group for the AFL-CIO, announced today that Morgan Meneses-Sheets has been hired as the organization's development director. The organization, whose mission is to ensure equality and visibility for LGBT people at their place of employment, stated in a message to supporters:
"Morgan is an exemplary, tireless worker and someone deeply committed to the fight for equality and justice," said Peggy Shorey, Pride at Work's Executive Director. "We are thrilled to have Morgan dedicate her skills and experience in support of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender labor and our allies."
Morgan Meneses-Sheets has spent the past twelve years fighting for social justice, with work including 501(c)3, 501(c)4 and PAC fundraising, writing grant proposals, membership development, event organizing and developing major donor programs.
According to the e-mail message sent to "members and friends" of the organization, Meneses-Sheets will begin working out of Pride at Work's D.C. office, at 815 16th St. NW, immediately.
Meneses-Sheets, 34, announced on April 22, that she was fired from Equality Maryland. While the board at Equality Maryland initially gave conflicting accounts on Meneses-Sheets's departure, the board later clarified that they had voted to "remove" her from the organization.
In addition to Equality Maryland, Meneses-Sheets, a native of Massena, N.Y., has served as the director of the Montana affiliate of NARAL Pro-Choice America. She currently lives in Howard County, Md., with her wife and their eight-month-old daughter.
Meneses-Sheets is not talking to the press at this time about her new position at Pride at Work.
[Photo: Meneses-Sheets by Todd Franson.]