Malik Brown is an LGBTQ advocate and political strategist, a first-generation American, and a lifelong Atlantan. He has been featured in prestigious outlets like "CNN", "NBC News", and "The Hill". His writing has been featured in national publications like "Cosmopolitan", "them.", and "Out Magazine." Appointed as the City of Atlanta's Director of LGBTQ Affairs by Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, Brown is the first full-time official in the Southeastern United States to focus on better connecting the LGBTQ community with municipal government. In this role, he drives systemic change and advances equity by advising Mayor Andre Dickens on policies, programs, and initiatives affecting the LGBTQ community. Brown is a founding member of the Mayor’s Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, and serves as a member of the Senior Leadership Team. Additionally, Brown is one of the Administration’s key advisors on human rights. During the 2020 Presidential Race, Malik was appointed to the Biden campaign's Out for Biden LGBTQ+ Leadership Council, a national advisory coalition of LGBTQ+ leaders committed to electing Joe Biden and Kamala Harris. During the 2021 Georgia runoff election, Brown was recruited by the historic U.S. Senate campaign of Reverend Raphael Warnock to serve as the Special Advisor on LGBTQ+ Engagement. In this role, Brown helped the campaign reach, mobilize, and energize LGBTQ+ Georgia voters. A proud Executive Committee member of the Human Rights Campaign's National Board of Governors, Brown brings a unique combination of political experience, LGBTQ advocacy, and HIV/AIDS education and prevention to his work. Additionally, Brown is a graduate of the LEAD Atlanta Class of 2022.