100 Women We Love: Class of 2017

Every June, GO compiles a select list of talented tastemakers, influencers and all-around inspirational women who are making their mark on the LGBT community and on the world at large.

Anna Goodman

Photo by Lauren McDougal

Anna Goodman is a born connector. In her roles spanning event production, marketing, graphic design and logistics, she has brought some of Los Angeles’ top LGBTQ community and charity events to fruition. “It makes me so incredibly happy to see others happy—to see people out making new friends and connections, enjoying each others’ company over drinks, games and conversation, or experiencing a special occasion or cultural ceremony together,” she says. After breaking into the industry by helping to produce a fundraising event for JQ International, an LGBTQ/Jewish programs and services non-profit, the organization hired her to run all of its programming as well as the Teen JQSA (Jewish Queer Straight Alliance). She also assists Milk Milk Lemonade LA, B.O.Y. LA, Mothership Festival and Lezathlon with acquiring sponsorships and other development tasks. Goodman’s planning prowess led to her current position as the L.A. city lead for HER, a social networking app for queer women. “I think when you’re a part of a marginalized group, you can’t expect that most events and safe spaces are going to appear out of nowhere,” Goodman says. “As an activist and an event coordinator, I find it extremely rewarding to provide these spaces, keep the community alive, collaborate with other LGBTQ individuals, spread inclusion and continue to raise awareness within our community at large.” —KL

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