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John O'Connor, Equality California's New Executive Director, Gets to Work

01/23/2013 03:33 pm ET | Updated Feb 02, 2016

(Editor’s note: this is an expanded version of an earlier report for Frontiers magazine. – Karen Ocamb)

One month after officially assuming his position on Dec. 3 as the new executive director of the beleaguered statewide LGBT lobbying group Equality California, John O’Connor seems focused, a gay man on a mission. He is mindful of the pitfalls and the hefty responsibility of restoring luster to the tarnished organization, but he is confident in his own executive experience and dedication to achieving full equality.

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