Gautam Raghavan

Advisor for LGBTQ Equality at Biden Foundation

Gautam Raghavan

Gautam Raghavan

Advisor for LGBTQ Equality at Biden Foundation

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As Vice President of Policy, Gautam Raghavan drives the Gill Foundation’s executive branch and agency efforts at both the federal and state level to ensure a level playing field for all LGBT Americans.

From 2011 to 2014, Gautam served as President Barack Obama’s liaison to the LGBT community as well as the Asian American & Pacific Islander community. In this role, Gautam directed the White House’s outreach around major policy developments advancing LGBT equality, including President Obama’s support for marriage equality and the implementation of the Supreme Court’s decision in Windsor, the signing of an Executive Order prohibiting federal contractors from discriminating against LGBT workers, the roll out and implementation of a Presidential Memorandum on international LGBT human rights, and administrative actions prohibiting LGBT discrimination in housing, health care, and other areas.

From 2009 to 2011, Gautam served as Deputy White House Liaison for the U.S. Department of Defense and as Outreach Lead for the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” Working Group, where he directed all outreach and communications with key external stakeholders, including organizations advocating for and against repeal, scholars and research institutions with relevant expertise, and gay and lesbian military families and veterans.

Prior to joining the Obama Administration, Gautam worked to strengthen the progressive movement and expand the Democratic Party as Director of the 2008 Obama Campaign’s Asian American Finance Committee, Midwest Finance Director for the Democratic National Committee under Chairman Howard Dean, and in other positions for the DNC and Progressive Majority.

A first-generation immigrant, Gautam was born in India, raised in the Seattle suburbs, graduated from Stanford University, and currently lives in Washington, D.C. with his husband Andrew. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Point Foundation and Stanford Pride and sits on the Advisory Committee for The Council for Global Equality.

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Former Vice President at Office of the Vice President Under Barack Obama

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Co-Founder at Biden Foundation

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Executive Director at Biden Foundation

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Director of Development at Biden Foundation

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Chief Editor of the Biden Forum at Biden Foundation

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Advisor for LGBTQ Equality at Biden Foundation
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Advisor for LGBTQ Equality
2017 - Current

The Biden Foundation was established to carry on a lifetime of public service, capped by eight historic years with President Obama. Officially established as an operating, 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation, the Foundation is governed by the volunteer board of directors. The Biden Foundation will build upon Vice President and Dr. Biden’s lifelong commitment to protect and advance the rights and opportunities of all people through educational programming and public policy analysis. Initially, the Foundation’s areas of focus will be Foreign Policy, The Cancer Initiative, Community Colleges and Military Families, Protecting Children, Equality, Ending Violence Against Women, Strengthening the Middle Class.

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Prior - 2014
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Gill Foundation is one of the nation’s largest funders of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender equal rights work. Their goal is straightforward: we want to create an America in which all people are treated equally and respectfully.

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