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Andy Marra: Why she kicks ass
Andy Marra is the Co-Director for 노둣돌 | Nodutdol for Korean Community Development where she is responsible for strengthening the organization’s capacity in programs, development, communications, operations and administration. 
Previously, she was the Senior Media Strategist for the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) where she led GLAAD’s media advocacy work impacting transgender people, communities of color and international affairs.
A majority her work focused on the intersections of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation and gender identity, establishing three programs focused on the Asian Pacific Islander community, Chinese language media and young adults. She was responsible for daytime television’s first-ever transgender character on All My Children. 
She has held leadership positions on boards and advisory councils for the Human Rights Campaign, the National Center for Transgender Equality, the Funding Exchange, Chinese for Affirmative Action, Asian Pacific Islander Equality, New York Association for Gender Rights Advocacy and the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network. 
She is a past recipient of the GLSEN Pathfinder Award, the National Gay & Lesbian Task Force Creating Change Award and the Colin Higgins Foundation Courage Award and has been honored by the City of New York for her work in the community.
 The Advocate described her as “one of the youngest leaders to know within the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) movement.” 

Andy Marra: Why she kicks ass

  • Andy Marra is the Co-Director for 노둣돌 | Nodutdol for Korean Community Development where she is responsible for strengthening the organization’s capacity in programs, development, communications, operations and administration. 
  • Previously, she was the Senior Media Strategist for the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) where she led GLAAD’s media advocacy work impacting transgender people, communities of color and international affairs.
  • A majority her work focused on the intersections of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation and gender identity, establishing three programs focused on the Asian Pacific Islander community, Chinese language media and young adults. She was responsible for daytime television’s first-ever transgender character on All My Children.
  • She has held leadership positions on boards and advisory councils for the Human Rights Campaign, the National Center for Transgender Equality, the Funding Exchange, Chinese for Affirmative Action, Asian Pacific Islander Equality, New York Association for Gender Rights Advocacy and the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network. 
  • She is a past recipient of the GLSEN Pathfinder Award, the National Gay & Lesbian Task Force Creating Change Award and the Colin Higgins Foundation Courage Award and has been honored by the City of New York for her work in the community.
  •  The Advocate described her as “one of the youngest leaders to know within the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) movement.” 
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