Victoria Diane Kirby is a Regional Field Director for Organizing for America Florida, the grassroots movement to re-elect Barack Obama and Democrats down the ticket. Prior to taking that position she worked tirelessly to advocate for research and resource centers for LGBT students on Historically Black Colleges and Universities campuses. She pioneered research on the needs for such centers that was published in the inaugural issue of the LGBTQ Policy Journal at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. She has been featured on CNN, MSNBC’s Today Show, FOX, the Washington Post and a number of other national and international media outlets. She was invited by First Lady Michelle Obama to be her guest at President Obama’s first joint address to Congress and was invited to have lunch with President Obama as a result of her work as a Summer Organizer with the campaign. She served as the first openly gay elected member of the Board of Trustees of her Alma Mater, Howard University where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication & Culture and a Master of Arts in Public Administration.
While at Howard she worked as an assistant to the president of the university, created Howard’s social media initiative and started work on an LGBT Resource Center. She served as a member of the Human Rights Campaign’s Diversity & Inclusion Council and is a board member for the International Federation of Black Prides. Kirby was also honored as a Metro Weekly “Next Generation” awardee.