Richard Socarides

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Richard Socarides


United States

Birth - Death

1954 -


Activist, Business, Law


Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Kozani Capital since 2022. Former Chief Communications Officer, GLG (2013-2022). Former special assistant to President Bill Clinton as advisor on gay and lesbian issues; news commentator. Lawyer. Writer with The New Yorker magazine (2011-2017). Board member of the Purpose Foundation ( and the Lesbian & Gay Law Association of Greater New York (LeGaL). Previously, he served on the boards of directors of the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) and Lambda Legal. Portrayed in the ABC TV miniseries 'When We Rise'.

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