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Commissioners

The 15-member Commission on LGBTQ Affairs reflects the gender, racial, ethnic and geographic diversity of Maryland. Members are required to know the issues facing the LGBTQ community and advocate for solutions to problems facing the community.

The commission annually elects a chair and vice chair and is required to publish an annual report that includes recommendations on policies for LGBTQ adults and youth to end discriminatory practices in the State.

Commissioners include:

  • Sarcia Adkins
  • Nicholas Augustine
  • Lee Blinder
  • Joan B. Bryan
  • Joseph M. Clapsaddle
  • Amit Dhir
  • Kurt B. Doan, Ed.D
  • Deborah Dunn, PAC, MBA
  • Anthony E. Fox
  • Jabari Lyles
  • Stephen J. Martin
  • Margo Quinlan
  • Mark Ridderhoff, LCSW-C
  • Joseph L. Toolan
  • Rowan Willis-Powell

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