ALSO Youth of Sarasota announces appointment of its new executive director, Nathan Bruemmer

Stetson Law grad to join the staff Aug. 7

Nathan Bruemmer. Photo from Equality Florida

Nathan Bruemmer will join ALSO Youth as executive director on Aug. 7, the Sarasota nonprofit has announced.

A May graduate of the Stetson University College of Law, Bruemmer is a native Floridian who hails from the Tampa Bay area, a news release says. He is a former public school teacher “and a lifetime advocate,” the release adds.

Bruemmer attended law school to sharpen his advocacy skills, the release continues, as he began working almost 20 years ago on LGBT initiatives and then on efforts to help the homeless.

During law school, Bruemmer was selected as the Andrew S. Cray Law Fellow with the National Center for Transgender Equality in Washington, D.C., enabling him to work on policies to advance transgender equality, the release points out. He has spent years working in the nonprofit sector, consulting and serving on several nonprofit boards, the release adds. He is a member of the boards of St. Pete Pride, the LGBT Bar Association of Tampa Bay and TransAction Florida, and he is a former board member and Hillsborough County chair for Equality Florida, the release notes.

In June, the Tampa Bay Business Journal honored Bruemmer with the “Outstanding Voices” award for his work in LGBT advocacy, the release adds.

“I am so honored to bring my experience to ALSO Youth and to use my voice to provide support and to advocate on behalf of all the LGBTQIA youth in the Sarasota area,” Bruemmer said in the release.

ALSO Youth is a nonprofit organization that provides leadership, support and outreach to LGBTQIA youth, their families, and their friends, the release explains. Additionally, the release says, “The organization provides safe places where youth, age 21 and under, are accepted for who they are and are treated with respect and kindness regardless of any real or perceived differences.”