Ashland Johnson is a civil rights lawyer, sports inclusion policy expert, and former Division I athlete. Recently, she served as the Public Education Director for the Human Rights Campaign, executing public education campaigns on the intersection of race, sexual orientation, sports, gender, and faith. Ashland also served as Athlete Ally’s Policy Director, working with sports leaders to promote LGBTQ inclusion on the field and under the law. Prior to joining the Athlete Ally team, she served as Policy Counsel for the National Center for Lesbian Rights where she worked with the first national LGBTQ Sports Project to promote LGBTQ inclusion. Ashland has written and presented extensively on sports inclusion, and on the intersection of sports, race, and gender. Ashland was named as one of the best LGBTQ lawyers under 40 by the National LGBT Bar Association. She currently serves on the national Board of Directors for the Point Foundation.
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