Sean Kosofsky

Sean Kosofsky

At a Glance:

Sean Kosofsky has been a Project Contributor since July 2007, has written 34 entries and currently lives in Raleigh, NC.


Sean Kosofsky is currently the Director of Blueprint North Carolina. He is the former Executive Director of NARAL Pro-Choice NC, and has been an active visible LGBT leader since 1994. He was the Director of Poliyc for 12 years for Michigan's leading LGBT rights organization, Triangle Foundation.

Kosofsky was the most sought-after GLBT diversity trainer in Michigan for law enforcement professionals, but he also has extensive experience training social workers, school professionals, attorneys, business professionals and service providers. Kosofsky conducts trainings on critical activist skills including message development, media advocacy, lobbying, grassroots activism and youth/student advocacy.

Kosofsky joined the staff of Triangle Foundation in the fall of 1996. He has been responsible for a wide range of projects including the Anti-Violence Project and creating the first-ever statewide network of grassroots activists who monitored the media, communicated with policy makers and appeared as public speakers.

Kosofsky works at every level of public and private policy development in Michigan to advance pro-GLBT policies and defeat anti-GLBT legal and political attacks. He is responsible helping to produce most of Triangle's issue papers, talking points and other policy materials.

His campaign work has ranged from running canvass operations, working with media professionals, fundraising, and training volunteer speakers. Kosofsky is a former board member of the Equality Federation, the largest GLBT lobbying and activist entity in the nation. As a board member and former co-chair of the Equality Federation he works to aggressively grow state and local GLBT activism in every U.S. State and territory.

Kosofsky used to write a bi-weekly column (All Politics is Loco) for Michigan’s largest GLBT newspaper, Between the Lines. He also writes for the Progressive Media Project, based in Madison, Wisconsin, which has helped place his opinion pieces in newspapers across the country.

Kosofsky has received numerous awards from the GLBT community including the 1997 Rising Star award and the 2002 Prism Award, the Political Award and the Spirit of Detroit Award from the Detroit City Council.

Sean Kosofsky: Recently Filed

Are We Ready to Help Gay Soldiers?

Filed by Sean Kosofsky | February 07, 2010 | 11:30 AM | comments

All signs point to the eventual demise of the Don't Ask, Don't Tell policy, opening up the possibility for gay and lesbian servicemembers to serve openly. Remember the US Military is likely the largest single employer of LGBT people in...Read More

Abortion Dr. Killer (Roeder) Convicted

Filed by Sean Kosofsky | January 29, 2010 | 4:00 PM | comments

Scott Roeder has been convicted of first degree murder after just 40 minutes of deliberation by a jury in KS. Roeder murdered Dr. Tiller in cold blood last year at Tiller's church because he provided late term abortions to women....Read More

What about the rest of us?

Filed by Sean Kosofsky | January 26, 2010 | 2:30 PM | comments

This post may make me unpopular, but it needs to be written. Right now our movement is caught up in the daily drama of the very important federal lawsuit to strike down Prop 8 in California. Don't get me wrong,...Read More

Gays should celebrate Roe anniversary

Filed by Sean Kosofsky | January 23, 2009 | 10:00 AM | comments

The November elections are only the beginning. We must continue to shovel layer upon layer of dirt onto the grave of right wing political playbooks that have hurt so many Americans. Last year I left the Triangle Foundation in Michigan...Read More

Lesbian Couple Lectured at Doctors office

Filed by Sean Kosofsky | June 19, 2008 | 2:00 PM | comments

West Michigan is a very conservative place, but two local lesbians were still shocked to be lectured by their doctor about their "lifestyle" when they went in for a simple issue. It is a shame that in an era of...Read More