Speaker Profile

Gabriel Haaland

SEIU 1021 Political Coordinator
Pride at Work
-Gabriel Haaland is the Co-Vice President of Pride at Work, a constituency group of the AFL-CIO which works to mobilize mutual support between organized labor and the LGBT community. While attending Hastings College of the Law, he came out as transgender and interned at the Human Rights Commission and went to the first ever San Francisco Transgender hearings held in 1994.. -During this time, in collaboration with transgender community vocates starting in 1997, he started working on securing transgender health benefits for City Employees. Their efforts were successful and in 2001, SF became the first jurisdiction to provide transgender health benefits. -Gabriel has worked for the last 11 years at SEIU. -A former Community Grand Marshal for the Pride Parade, and a former President of the Harvey Milk LGBT Democractic Club

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