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Brandon J. Wolf
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Brandon J. Wolf

Brandon J. Wolf

Meet one of the artists, disruptors, educators, groundbreakers, innovators, and storytellers who all helped make the world a better place for LGBTQ+ people.

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As a survivor of the devastating 2016 shooting at the Pulse nightclub, Brandon J. Wolf has become a fierce LGBTQ+ civil rights advocate and a leader in the movement to end gun violence in the United States.

“I have the honor and privilege of amplifying queer voices and ensuring that every time our community is a topic of conversation, our stories are at the table. We are at a pivotal moment in history — one in which freedom hangs in the balance. I’m proud and honored to be a warrior for freedom for all.”

In 2023 Wolf published a memoir titled A Place for Us in which he shared his story as a gay Black man in America. Though the book reflects on his experiences with grief, loss, and chosen family, Wolf is still fighting against the “relentless barrage of anti-LGBTQ+ policies and hate in Florida.” In fact, he recently relocated to Washington, D.C., to expand his reach, start a new position as National Press Secretary for the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), and keep advocating for queer people ahead of the 2024 presidential elections.

“The choice before us is simple: Will freedom be an unconditional value worth defending, or will we allow it to be hijacked and reduced to a campaign slogan by those looking to score cheap political points? The fight for equality is a fight for autonomy. For respect and dignity. For safety. For freedom. It is a fight that calls all of us to the front line. Now is the moment to stand on the side of freedom and choose a future big enough for all of us.” @brandonjwolf

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Bernardo Sim

Bernardo Sim is a writer, content creator, and the deputy editor of Out. Born in Brazil, he currently lives in South Florida.

Bernardo Sim is a writer, content creator, and the deputy editor of Out. Born in Brazil, he currently lives in South Florida.