Sunday, April 22, 2018
Authors Posts by Devin Barrington Ward

Devin Barrington Ward

Devin Barrington Ward
Devin Barrington-Ward is a 23 year black gay political strategist, communications specialist, and government affairs expert based in Washington, DC. Devin has a strong commitment to progressive politics and ensuring that the voices of the youth, people of color, and historically disenfranchised communities are heard in this country's political dialogue. In 2008, Devin served as the Campaign Manager to Georgia State Senator Ronald Ramsey (D-Decatur) and was instrumental in a decisive victory in the general election with nearly 84% of the vote. Since then Devin has had the pleasure of serving a multitude of elected officials and organizations in numerous capacities, including as Chief of Staff to Georgia State Representative Keisha Waites (D-Atlanta), the nation's second lesbian African American state legislator. Currently Devin serves as the Director of Communications to DC Councilmember Mary M. Cheh (D-Ward 3), along with participating in a national fellowship program with the AIDS Vaccine Advocacy Coalition -- focusing on working with state and local government officials around the country to roll out new biomedical prevention methods, such as PrEP (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis) and Treatment as Prevention to help reduce the rate of infection in urban communities hit hard by the HIV/AIDS epidemic.

Jesse Jackson Jr and the Stigma of Depression

Jesse Jackson Jr’s fall from grace shows that the stigma surrounding depression is real. By: Devin Barrington-Ward Two weeks ago the Atlanta Journal Constitution released a...

Gay Community Could Show the Obamas a Little More Gratitude

Even after all that the Obama Administration has done to advance the human rights agenda of the LGBT community, it appears as though some members of the community remain unsatisfied by the progress.

Black, Gay, and the Struggle with Marriage Equality

I often find myself pondering whether the LGBT movement is becoming one based on entitlement and privilege.