What is the experience of people of color in the LGBT+ community? What are some of the unique points of struggle for LGBT+ ethnic minorities who also adhere to historic, Christian teaching about marriage and sexuality? How can our cultural backgrounds also be a source of empowerment?
Branden S. Polk is the CEO and founder of Arrowhead Advising, LLC. Branden has dedicated his life to advocacy for the most vulnerable, the developing of transformational leaders, and changing the way society addresses today's most sensitive topics such as race, sexuality, criminal justice, education, faith, and more. Before founding Arrowhead Advising, Branden served with a community-based nonprofit organization that provided behavioral health services to underserved children, adolescents, and families. He has also engaged with organizations such as the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Annie E. Casey Foundation, Harvard University, the Ethics and Religious Liberties Commission, and the Clapham Group. Branden is a graduate of George Mason University where he received his master’s degree in social work. During that time, he became an ordained minister and founded a professional and spiritual mentoring group for men, the Arrowhead Society, that focuses on building strong relational connections, developing leaders, and innovative cultural moments.