Founder American Foundation Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome Research, since 2002. Member National Trust Historic Preservation, since 2002. National Organization Women, since 2002.
Member Democratic National Committee, since 2002. Member advisory board (O'Brien) 43d Ward Democratic Party. Member advisory board (Orbach) 46th Ward Democratic Party.
Organizer Second Harvest, 1st District Wide Masonic Food Doctor, 1997, Masonic Children's Home, Franzen Circus fundraiser, 1995. Board directors National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, since 2005. Charitable fundraiser Gay Rights National Lobby, 1979—1985.
Member of International Lesbian and Gay Association (delegate world conference Manila 2003, delegate world conference Switzerland 2005).