If you have general inquiries, you can contact the office via e-mail info@clags.org or telephone (212) 817-1955. Our office is open Mondays through Fridays, 11am-5pm.

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Kevin Nadal Executive Director

Dr. Kevin Leo Yabut Nadal is an award-winning professor, psychologist, performer, activist, and author, who received his doctorate in counseling psychology from Columbia University in New York City. He is an Associate Professor of psychology at John Jay College of Criminal Justice- CUNY and is considered one of the leading researchers in understanding the impacts of microaggressions , or subtle forms of discrimination, on the mental and physical health of people of color, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people, and other marginalized groups. He has published over 60 works on multicultural issues in the fields of psychology and education. He is the author of the books Filipino American Psychology: A Handbook of Theory, Research, and Clinical Practice (2011, John Wiley and Sons) and Filipino American Psychology: A Collection of Personal Narratives (2010, Author House), a co-editor of Women and Mental Disorders (2011, Praeger), and the author of That’s So Gay: Microaggressions and the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Community (2013, APA Books). He is the President-Elect of the Asian American Psychological Association, the co-president of the metro New York Chapter of the Filipino American National Historical Society (FANHS), a FANHS National Trustee, and a grantee of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. In 2011, he received the Early Career Award for Contributions to Excellence by the Asian American Psychological Association and in 2012, he received the Emerging Professional Award for Research from the American Psychological Association Division 45. Phone: (212) 817-1956 E-mail

Jasmina Sinanovic, Financial and Administrative Director

Jasmina Sinanovic Financial and Administrative Director

Jasmina Sinanovic teaches at the Communications Department at the Bronx Community College and Women Studies Department at the City College by day and is a performance/burlesque/theatre artist by night. Her research interests are in queer, performance and postcolonial theory as well as the study of the idea of Balkanism. She holds an M.F.A. in Dramaturgy from Stony Brook University and M.A. in Theatre from CUNY. Phone: (212) 817-1957 E-mail

Noam Parness, Memberships and Fellowships Director

Noam Parness Memberships and Fellowships Director

Noam Parness recently received their B.A. in Philosophy and Jewish Studies at CUNY Queens College. Most of Noam’s academic interests lie within the realm of queer history, art, and culture, and in religious aesthetics. Their personal activities align with their academic interests, having volunteered with a number of queer arts organizations, such as MIX NYC and the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art. Noam is also involved in organizing, education, and activism within and around the Orthodox Jewish Queer community. Phone: (212) 817-1958 E-mail

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Yana Calou Events & Programs Manager

Yana Calou is a genderqueer Brazilian-American writer, performance artist and media activist on economic, racial and gender justice issues. Yana has performed at the Pop-up Museum of Queer History, La MaMa, Dixon Place, and BAX. Yana lives in Brooklyn and is currently working on a masters degree in women’s, gender, and sexuality studies at the CUNY Graduate Center.  They have led communications for the Retail Action Project, the Utah Pride Center, GLAAD, and the Women’s Media Center.

Phone: (212) 817-1959


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