In addition to leading the group, Freeman now becomes the go-to-person for members of the media who are looking for reaction on issues like the recent repeal of the military’s “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” policy and other important causes for his community.
According to a news release, The Houston G LBT Political Caucus is the South’s Oldest Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Civil Rights Organization. Founded in 1975, the Houston GLBT Political Caucus is dedicated to eliminating prejudice, violence, and injustice against gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people through education, activism, and political advocacy.
Freeman had previously served as Caucus vice president and was unopposed in the election.
He replaces Kris Banks, former president of the caucus.
“I am tremendously honored by the generous support and confidence of the community and our members in electing me to lead this organization.” Freeman said. “I am motivated to work hard and take the organization to a higher level in 2011.”