Commissioner Nicole Murray-Ramirez made city history when
he was re-elected the chair of the San Diego Human Relations
Commission (HRC) for an unprecedented fourth term.
HRC comprises leaders from the religious, Latino, Asian-Pacific
Islander, black and Native American communities appointed
by the mayor and the City Council. Murray-Ramirez was appointed
by then-Mayor Dick Murphy, and reappointed by Mayor Jerry
Sanders. When first elected four years ago, he was the first
openly gay man elected as chair.
was unanimously elected chair by the fellow commissioners.
am proud of the Human Relations Commission's bridge building
between communities and increasing the visibility of our religious
communities and communities of color."
has served the last five mayors of San Diego, and was elected
as the chair of the first mayor's GLBT Advisory Board and
the first GLBT Advisory Board to the chief of police.
has been a Latino and gay activist for 40 years and is a past
national board member of the Human Rights Campaign, past national
chair of LLEGO, the national chair of Stonewall 25, and the
only gay activist in the country who has been elected to all
four national boards of the marches on Washington, DC. He
was also elected chair of the Millennium March. He is the
past state chair of Equality California and is currently serving
a four year term on the national board of the National Gay
and Lesbian Task Force. He was also appointed by the county
Board of Supervisors to the Regional Task Force on AIDS in
the 1980's and has served as a county deputy marriage commissioner.
has been honored for his work a number of times by the Latino
community, including receiving the Cesar Chavez Humanitarian
Award present by Chavez's widow, Helen Chavez, and the Lifetime
Achievement Award presented by the Latino Unity Coalition.