Lori Megown

MTV Networks Vice President of Consumer Products and Radio Lori Megown joined Human Rights Campaign’s Board of Governors in 2007 after having volunteered for four years. In 2006, just before The L Word premiere party in New York City, organizer Megown was told that the bar where the event was to be held had closed down. That didn’t stop this dedicated volunteer—she quickly found another venue and somehow alerted hundreds of fans to the new location in time for the event, which benefits HRC. Megown is passionate about the need for greater visibility and funding for the LGBT rights organization. “This is a very important year for us, with the elections coming up and the ban on marriage in California being lifted,” she says. “New York could be next.” -LL

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