Porter Gilberg serves as the Executive Director for The LGBTQ Center of Long Beach, a position he has held since 2014. He has been affiliated with The Center since 2007 first as a volunteer and later as a staff member. Gilberg holds a BA in Women’s Studies from the University of California at Los Angeles and an MA in Applied Women’s Studies from Claremont Graduate University.
Currently serving as a Commissioner for the County of Los Angeles Commission on Human Relations, Gilberg also sits on the Advisory Boards for the Master of Public Health program at California State University Long Beach and the Long Beach Trauma Recovery Center, and is a previous member of the Mayor’s Affordable Housing Study Committee and the Women’s and Transgender Working Groups for The California LGBTQ Reducing Mental Health Disparities Project, a groundbreaking report on inequities in mental healthcare. He has also served on advisory boards for the Long Beach Violence Prevention Plan, Long Beach Rising, CSULB’s Elder Village, the Historical Society of Long Beach’s Coming Out in Long Beach exhibit, and is a previous board member of the Alamitos Beach Neighborhood Association.
Gilberg was recognized as a Steward of the Second District in 2012, as one of the Long Beach Post’s 40 Under 40 in 2013, as the Long Beach Lambda Democratic Club’s Human Rights Banquet Person of the Year in 2014, and was the California Conference for Equality and Justice’s Gene Lentzner Human Relations Award honoree in 2016. He is most tickled by his recognition as Queer of the Year presented by Amp Org at the annual Cut & Paste Rock & Roll showcase in 2014. Gilberg has lived in Long Beach since 2003 and currently resides in Alamitos Beach with his rescue dog Augustine.