Kip Williams helped lead the national wave of grassroots activism following the passage of California’s Prop 8 in 2008. He served as Co-Director of the National Equality March, which brought more than 150,000 people to rally in D.C. for LGBTQ equality in October 2009 and pressured Congress to pass the Hate Crimes Prevention Act. He then co-founded, an organization that employs civil disobedience to hold elected officials accountable to their promises on LGBTQ issues, and which increased pressure to repeal Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell in 2011.

An East Tennessee native, Kip has lived in the Bay Area since 2006. He received his MA in integral counseling psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies in 2013, and he completed his psychotherapy traineeship at Queer LifeSpace in the Castro. En route to licensure as a Marriage & Family Therapist, Kip specializes in Existential and Mindfulness-Bassed psychotherapy for San Francisco’s queer communities and in Restorative Justice counseling and advocacy for youth on probation in the East Bay.

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