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Stacy Lentz

The Stonewall Inn

Stacy Lentz is an LGBT activist and Co-Owner of the Stonewall Inn which was the birth place of the modern gay rights movement after the Stonewall Riots in 1969.  In 2006 the Stonewall Inn was closed and Lentz and her partners Tony DeCicco, Kurt Kelly and Bill Morgan stepped into save the iconic landmark and ensure it is a place where everyone in the community feels welcome and comes to celebrate and appreciate the bar’s role in LGBT history.  Stonewall was recently named a National Monument making it the first LGBT national monument in US history. Lentz has also helped organize hundreds of events and fundraisers for such LGBT organizations as GLAAD, Marriage Equality USA, the Hetrick-Martin Institute, HRC, the New York City Anti-Violence Project (AVP), Sylvia's Place, Lambda Legal, SAGE and others.  She has also Partnered with HOP(Heritage Of Pride) to help produce some of the largest events during NYC Pride week which attracts over two million visitors from around the Globe. In addition Lentz also helped organize the March for Marriage rally in New York, uniting over 80 LGBT organizations and thousands of people to call for the repeal of DOMA in 2013.  She has also appeared on CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, ABC, CBS, NBC and Various other news outlets discussing gay rights and issues affecting the LGBT community. For her work she has been honored by the Stonewall Community Foundation, and received the community hero award from the Antiviolence Project and HBO(Home box office.)


 In addition Lentz also has had a successful career as a staffing and recruiting executive placing thousands of New Yorkers in the workforce and helping fortune 500 companies make key hires and find top talent. Lentz has held various leadership positions in staffing and recruiting and is currently the CEO of r2 sourcing her own consulting and recruiting firm. Lentz also served as Vice President for Ajilon Finance and Managing Partner of the Lucas Group. She was also a Managing Director at Taylor grey which she helped take to the INC. 5000 list of fastest growing companies in America and was an organization that employed a large number of LGBT employees. 

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Wednesday, March 29