For over a decade, West Hollywood has welcomed my lovely wife, furkids and I. I am an Iranian American immigrant, an Attorney, a Reiki Master and Pet Healer, Small Business Owner and an LGBTQ Civil Rights Advocate. I am an appointed Member of the City’s Lesbian and Gay Advisory Board (LGAB). While my life keeps me busy, it also keeps me aware of our City and her needs; I offer myself as a candidate to help meet those needs.
I prepared extensively for this role across the years, receiving my B.S. in Accounting and MIS from San Jose State University, and my Juris Doctorate from Golden Gate University School of Law in San Francisco.
My Civil Rights Advocacy spans more than 17 years. I was Co-President of the LGBT Bar Association of Los Angeles in 2008. I led a fundraiser where we raised $10,000 for “No on Prop 8” and I advocated against Hate Crimes and Prop 8 on CNN.
I subsequently volunteered on the Steering Committee for the Human Rights Campaign. I was Co-Chair of Community Events and the Annual Gala. I served on HRC’s Board of Governors and currently serve as Co-Chair of Community Engagement. I advocate for equality and engagement of under-served communities including lesbians, the transgender community, the bisexual community, and communities of color.
I pride myself on co-leading the world’s first Bisexual Pride in West Hollywood on behalf of LGAB.