Past Trainers

Advocacy Trainer - Joe Sangirardi

Joe Sangirardi

Development Director for California YIMBY

Joe is an LGBTQ activist and professional non-profit and political fundraiser. Joe serves as the Development Director for California YIMBY, California’s state-wide housing policy reform and advocacy organization. Previously, he worked at Human Rights Campaign, the nation’s largest LGBTQ+ civil rights organization, and the LGBTQ Victory Fund, a national organization dedicated to electing queer folks to office. He has been an advocacy trainer with the TCW Advocacy team since 2022.

Joe is involved in his local community and serves as the secretary for the Eureka Valley Neighborhood Association, as Membership Co-Chair for the Alice B. Toklas LGBTQ Democratic Club, and serves on the Retail Strategy Committee for the Castro Community Benefit District. Joe participated in AIDS/LifeCycle as a cyclist in 2022 and 2023 and he is the founder and former president of his alma mater’s LGBTQ Alumni Club at the University of Oklahoma, where he earned a BA in Letters with a concentration in Constitutional Studies. Joe is passionate about climate change, housing, public transportation, good government, and revitalizing the LGBTQ+ legacy of his chosen home, the Castro.