Former leader of Human Rights Campaign sues group

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New York Daily News

NEW YORK — The former head of the Human Rights Campaign is suing the nation’s latest LGBTQ+ rights organization, claiming he was underpaid and fired because he is Black, according to his lawsuit filed in Brooklyn federal court on Thursday. Alphonso David, a Black civil rights lawyer and onetime president of the HRC, was axed in September after the group investigated his role in former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s attempt to undermine a former staffer who accused Cuomo of sexual misconduct. “David’s treatment, including his summary termination, differed markedly from how his white predecessor h…

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