Malik Brown, an award-winning LGBTQ advocate and political strategist, is a media-recognized figure featured in outlets like CNN, NBC News, and The Hill. Brown recently presented his work on prestigious stages like the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity and AdWeek New York. As Atlanta’s Director of LGBTQ Affairs, appointed by former Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, Malik became the Southeast’s first full-time official dedicated to bridging the LGBTQ community with municipal government. He is the Atlanta Mayor’s top advisor on LGBTQ policies and is a founding member of the Mayor’s Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion.
Malik’s political expertise extends to national campaigns, serving on the Biden campaign’s 2020 Out for Biden LGBTQ+ Leadership Council and as Special Advisor on LGBTQ+ Engagement for Reverend Raphael Warnock’s historic U.S. Senate campaign in 2021. Malik is a dedicated advocate, serving on the Human Rights Campaign’s National Board of Governors and Rainbow Railroad’s Board of Directors.