New Head Of EQCA Resigns

Recently appointed Equality California executive director Roland Palencia has resigned less than five months after replacing Geoffrey Kors. Via press release:

“Equality California serves a critical role in the movement for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) equality in the state of California,” said Palencia. “Over the next year, the movement in California faces a unique set of challenges that demands leadership uniquely positioned to take those challenges head-on, strengthen the organization and bring together the diverse parts of our movement into a powerful force for change. It’s been my privilege to serve as the Executive Director of Equality California and I will continue to be an avid and involved supporter of EQCA and its work for equality.”

Last week the group announced that it would not pursue placing a repeal of Proposition 8 on the 2012 ballot.