Richard is a Community and Governmental Relations professional. He has served as President of Stonewall in the past, and also as an officer of the Alice B Toklas and Harvey Milk Democratic Clubs in San Francisco. He is a Founding Board Member of the Brooklyn Community Pride Center and a Member of his Community Board.
Chap has been active with Stonewall since 2008, and joined the Board as a Member at Large in July 2011. He has volunteered on several campaigns for various leaders including Costa Constantinedes, Daniel Dromm, Michael Gianaris, Corey Johnson, Christine Quinn, and Aravella Simotas. He is an active member of the Powhatan and Pocahontas Regular Democratic Club in Astoria, the Lesbian and Gay Democratic Club of Queens, and Queens Young Democrats.
He serves as the Community Liaison with Out Astoria, an Astoria-based LGBT civic organization; as a Provincial Coordinator for New York, New Jersey, Haiti, the US Virgin Islands, and the American Convocation of Episcopal Churches in Europe with Integrity USA, the LGBT advocacy organization for the Episcopal Church. In 2012 he was given an award from the Queens Borough President’s office for his advocacy work with Integrity USA, grassroots group Western Queens for Marriage Equality, and for serving as Festival Chair for Queens Pride.
He lives in Astoria with his two cats Violet and Isobel.
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