Stuart Campbell Executive Director, Equality NC

Stuart Campbell currently serves as the Executive Director of Equality NC, North Carolina’s statewide LGBT rights group. Campbell has close to 25 years of experience working on social and economic justice issues in the public and nonprofit sector, including time as a lobbyist and advocate on disability and anti-poverty issues with various nonprofit organizations in Washington, D.C., ultimately serving as Executive Director of the Coalition on Human Needs from 1998 to 2003. After escaping D.C. with his partner, Campbell moved to Austin and worked at the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs, where he administered over $220 million in federal and state funds aimed at alleviating poverty and addressing homelessness in Texas. His involvement in LGBT issues across the South began while he lived in D.C. and Virginia, continued in Texas, and culminated in North Carolina.