2015 TwN Ally Award Recepient
Chris Hartman is the first director of Kentucky's two-decades-old
Fairness Campaign and a steering committee member of the Fairness Coalition. In the past two years, he has helped nearly triple the number of Kentucky cities with anti-discrimination LGBT Fairness
ordinances from three to eight, including the state capital Frankfort
and Appalachian coal town of Vicco, formerly the smallest city in
America with LGBT protections. Chris served as Congressman John
Yarmuth's 2008 campaign press secretary, an AmeriCorps VISTA
(Volunteer In Service To America) in St. Louis, and Philadelphia
director of the Democratic National Committee's open-air grassroots
fundraising arm for the 2004 presidential election. He founded and
produced long-form improv troupes in Louisville and St. Louis, and
holds an M.A. in Drama from Washington University in St. Louis.
Quote about Chris from Holly Knight...
"I have known Chris for many years and was at the event where he was announced as the new Director of the Fairness Campaign. We became quick friends but one of the things Chris said to me earlier has stuck with me. He said (and I paraphrase), "We will never exclude the transgender community in our efforts for Fairness". He has stuck with this promise and has been extremely important for the transgender community an our continued life improvements in the state of Kentucky"