Jonathan Lang is the Director of Governmental Projects and Community Development for the Empire State Pride Agenda and is responsible for overseeing all of the Pride Agenda’s advocacy activities with the Executive Chamber and New York State agencies. Jonathan is also responsible for the oversight of all Pride Agenda activities related to the NYS LGBT Health and Human Services Network, and for the maintenance and expansion of the Network’s public funding streams from New York State government.
Jonathan served as the Pride Agenda’s Network Coordinator from 2006 to 2008 and was responsible for maintaining the Network’s internal infrastructure and administering technical assistance in relation to the organizational development of Network members. In 2008 he was promoted to Senior Network Coordinator and was responsible for the maintenance and expansion of the Network’s public funding streams from New York State government. He has designed and implemented several advocacy campaigns to increase funding for LGBT-serving organizations and has helped secure over $25 million in public funding for LGBT health and human services, including the first-ever allocation from the New York State Senate. In 2009 Jonathan was promoted to Network Director and oversaw all Pride Agenda activities related to the administration, support, and budgeting of the NYS LGBT Health and Human Services Network, including coordination of Pride Agenda staff that performed those duties.
In recognition of his work, Jonathan was awarded the “LGBT POC Advocate Award” by In Our Own Voices, an Albany-based organization that provides services for LGBT people of color in the Capital Region and was recognized by City & State in their “Rising Stars 40 Under 40” issue.
Jonathan has a bachelor’s degree in Biology from Denison University in Granville, OH, and currently resides in Albany, NY.