Soulforce Announces New Executive Director
BY Julie Bolcer
April 13 2010 11:55 AM ET
Soulforce, which advocates for the end of religious-based, anti-LGBT discrimination
through the use of nonviolent resistance, has named the Reverend Cindi Love its
new executive director. Love, who most recently led the Universal
Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches, will assume the
position April 22.
According to a news release from Soulforce, Love served as executive director of the UFMCC from 2005 to 2009. Previously, she was a community college dean, a senior executive of the Toro Co., and CEO and founder of several award-winning corporations.
Love created the "Would Jesus Discriminate?" campaign and authored a book of the same name. She was named one of the Top 50 Entrepreneurs in North America by Inc. magazine, the Young Entrepreneurs Organization, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1990.
As executive director, Love will lead an organization that uses the nonviolent resistance and direct action principles of Mohandas Gandhi and the Reverend Martin Luther King to end political and religious oppression of LGBT people.
Currently, Soulforce Equality Riders are on a 16-city tour to American colleges that have oppressive policies regarding LGBT students.