Hawkins Mikita co-founder Justin Mikita was recently elected to the Board of Directors for America’s largest LGBTQ civil rights advocacy organization, the Human Rights Campaign.
The Human Rights Campaign represents a force of more than 1.5 million members and supporters nationwide, who envision a world where lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people are embraced as full members of society at home, at work, and in every community.
Justin Mikita has a long history of advocating for LGBTQ equality – both professionally and in his personal endeavors.
Prior to founding Hawkins Mikita, Justin served as Development Director for the American Foundation for Equal Rights, whose landmark U.S. Supreme Court case, Hollingsworth v. Perry, restored marriage equality in California in 2013.
A graduate of from the University of California, Los Angeles and Southwestern Law School, Justin is a former Street Law professor – a program which provides a semester of study to low income and at-risk youth from a legal standpoint – and has recently been preparing for a 7-day, 600-mile bike ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles as part of Team Tie The Knot in the 2016 AIDS/LifeCycle Ride to End AIDS.
Justin Mikita was elected to the board by a unanimous vote on March 12, 2016.