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Andrea D. Shorter

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Senior Manager of Community Relat...

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Equal Workplace Advocates Inc
155 Sansome Street Suite 450
San Francisco , California 94104
United States

Company Description: Out & Equal Workplace Advocates (commonly known as "Out & Equal") is a national 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization headquartered in San Francisco, California. We...   more

Employment History

  • Associate Director of Community Relations
    Equal Workplace Advocates Inc
  • Deputy Executive Director
    Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice
  • Co-Founder and Director
    And Marriage for All
  • Campaign Director
    And Marriage for All
  • Chief Executive Officer Political Coach and Consultant
    Atlas Leadership Strategies
  • Deputy Director of Marriage and Director
    Equality California
  • Coalition Coordinator
    Equality California
  • Staff Member
    Equality California
  • Co-Chair
    Bayard LGBT Rustin Coalition
  • President
    San Francisco Commission on the Status of Women
  • Commissioner of Women and Co-Founder
    San Francisco Commission on the Status of Women
  • Appointed Member
    San Francisco Commission on the Status of Women
  • Co-Chair
    San Francisco Counts Census Committee
  • Deputy Executive Director
    NAMES Project Foundation/AIDS Memorial Quilt
  • President
    Commission on the Status of Women

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • Whittier College
  • Harvard Kennedy School of Government
163 Total References
Web References
Meet the Staff | Out & Equal Workplace Advocates, 13 Oct 2014 [cached]
Andrea D. Shorter - Associate Director of Community Relations
Andrea D. Shorter Senior Manager of Community Relations
Photo to come.
A newcomer to the Out and Equal team starting in August 2013, Andrea brings 30 plus years of experience as an accomplished advocate, non-profit manager, public official, political strategist, and most recently as a consultant with Atlas Leadership Strategies.
Prior to coming on board at Out and Equal, Andrea was the Director of Marriage Equality and Coalition Strategies at Equality California, where she built an unprecedented statewide coalition of over 100 diverse organizations, community, political, and business leaders to advance and restore same sex marriage equality after the passage of Proposition 8. At EQCA she was able to bring her experiences as a long time LGBT advocate, including having previously worked as the Deputy Executive Director of the NAMES Project Foundation/AIDS Memorial Quilt where she managed and developed its vast domestic and international chapters network, and developed initiatives to expand the historic Quilt's reach as an HIV/AIDS education tool into middle schools, universities, state and local governments, and globally into South Africa.
Hailing from Indiana, she is a proud Hoosier who, after moving to California, became a distinguished graduate of Whittier College. Her first full-time job was as a volunteer coordinator for the 1988 re-election campaign of a California State Assembly Legislator representing Riverside County, then the fastest growing county in the nation. After a resounding victory, she was hired as Assembly District Field Representative attending to a diversity of constituent needs and issues to help formulate needed legislative response.
In November 1991, Andrea relocated from Riverside to San Francisco, to join her younger brother following his graduation from Stanford University, and to immerse herself in the vibrant LGBT community and civil and human rights movements. As a public education campaign organizer for low-income families, she made her mark by leading a campaign to protect the state constitutionally provided voter rights of disenfranchised ex-offenders, including jailed inmates. Her advocacy for voting rights eventually led to a complaint against the California Governor over his refusal to implement the Voter Registration Act of 1993. The case was appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court, where the lower courts' rulings in her favor was upheld.
Following this definitive milestone, she was recruited by the Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice, where she co-developed and directed what would become a nationally replicated program to provide alternatives to detention to non-violent youth offenders. The program remains a national model, cited by the Department of Justice, and awarded by the Harvard Kennedy School of Government's Excellence in Governance program. Before retiring from CJCJ as Deputy Executive Director in 2004, she led other successful landmark initiatives, including co-authoring several publications that remain key references for state and local legislative and programmatic advances before retiring from CJCJ in 2004 as its Deputy Executive Director.
Andrea is a former member of the elected Board of Trustees of the San Francisco Community College District, and the former Co-Chair of the San Francisco Counts Census Committee.
Andrea is a graduate of Harvard Kennedy School of Government's Executive Education Program for Senior Executives in State and Local Government, where she remains involved as a 2009 David Bohnett Fellow for LGBT Leaders.
2014 Board of Directors | Alice B. Toklas LGBT Democratic Club, 14 Feb 2015 [cached]
Andrea Shorter
Andrea Shorter
Policy/Coalitions Committee Co-Chair
The San Francisco LGBT Community Center's Board of Directors | SF Center, 31 Oct 2014 [cached]
Andrea Shorter Board Member
CEO, Atlas Leadership Strategies
New study shows drivers of vote on Proposition 8 | Freedom to Marry, 6 Jan 2009 [cached]
But we clearly have work to do with, within and for African-American communities, particularly the black church," said Andrea Shorter, director of And Marriage for All.
Andrea Shorter will serve as ..., 4 Sept 2006 [cached]
Andrea Shorter will serve as coalition coordinator to strengthen and expand statewide coalition building efforts and to help bring resources and support to LGBT organizations, especially those who concentrate on issues impacting communities of color and faith. Shorter is co-founder and director of And Marriage For All, a public-education campaign that engages communities of color in dialogue about the freedom to marry for same-sex couples.
Shorter has a long track record of success in the fight for LGBT equality and other social justice issues. She is the co-founder and chair of the Bayard Rustin LGBT Coalition, the largest African-American LGBT political organization in the Bay Area.
"Andrea Shorter has a proven record of leadership and effectiveness," said San Francisco Supervisor Bevan Dufty.
"I am pleased to join forces with Equality California to direct and expand its coalition building efforts," Shorter said. "Our work through And Marriage For All to engage people of color and faith in honest, plain talk about the importance of the freedom to marry will complement EQCA's appreciation that true coalition building must extend beyond the purpose of meeting a singular goal such as marriage equality, but must work to create and support common ground, common cause across communities. I look forward to working with EQCA to grow a statewide broad-based coalition to advance long-term civil and human rights interests for all."
Shorter has served as deputy executive director of the NAMES Project Foundation/AIDS Memorial Quilt, where she worked with founder Cleve Jones to launch several key HIV/AIDS outreach and education initiatives targeting African-American and South-African communities. Additionally, she was the first African-American elected officer of the LGBT Caucus of the California State Democratic Party. Andrea serves on the Commission on the Status of Women for the City and County of San Francisco since being first appointed by former Mayor Willie Brown, Jr. in 2001.
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