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Ian Thompson is a Legislative Representative in the American Civil Liberties Union's (ACLU) Washington Legislative Office. In this capacity, Thompson works to advance the organization's civil liberties and civil rights agenda in Congress and the executive branch by focusing on issues impacting the LGBT community and those living with HIV/AIDS.
Thompson plays a leadership role on LGBT non-discrimination as co-chair of a coalition of dozens of national organizations working to advance the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA).
Thompson previously worked as the Senior Legislative Assistant in the ACLU's Washington Legislative Office.
Prior to joining the ACLU in January 2006, Thompson interned in the Washington, D.C. office of former Representative Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio). A graduate of Penn State University, Thompson holds a degree in International Politics. Thompson is frequently quoted in national media, including The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, and BuzzFeed. He is also a regular contributor to Gay Voices (Huffington Post), and appears frequently in the LGBT press, including The Advocate, Washington Blade, and Metro Weekly.