Institute for Corean-American Studies, Inc.
Stephen A Glassman
Chairperson, Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
ICAS Summer Symposium: The Korean
August 14, 2004
We are pleased to
share with you that Stephen A Glassman will keynote the ICAS Summer Symposium 2004:
The Korean Diaspora and that CAMC (Council for America My Country) will be one of
the co-sponsors of the programme.
Stephen A. Glassman, AIA has practiced architecture
as the principal of his own firm (Art and Architectural Design) for 25 years throughout
the United States. Since graduating with highest honors from Brown and Yale Universities
with advanced degrees in architecture and art history his residential and commercial
design work has appeared more than 100 times in national publication and he has
won numerous awards and citations for his professional work. Steve has lectured
extensively at conferences, museums, and universities across the country, and has
served as a director on numerous boards of arts and civil rights organizations.
In addition he has appeared as a media spokesperson on television, radio, and in
the press on behalf of gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender civil rights causes, architecture
and design, and AIDS issues. He has also appeared with Martha Stewart on CBS This
Morning, on an episode of "Frasier" entitled "The Doctor is Out", and as a guest
on numerous radio and television talk programs.
Steve was the first openly gay
political appointee in Baltimore, MD where he served for five years as Civic Design
Commissioner under Mayor Kurt Schmoke. He has served on a wide variety of national,
state, and local boards including the ACLU, the Human Rights Campaign, the LGBT
Community Center of Baltimore, the Names Project, and the Yale University LGBT Study
Center among others. Steve currently resides on a farm in New Oxford, Pennsylvania,
and is the past President of the Common Roads (Bisexual, Gay, Lesbian, Transgender
Youth) support group in Harrisburg, and co-chairs the Statewide Pennsylvania Rights
Coalition, the largest group in the state working to achieve equal rights legislation
on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. His collections of art furniture
and pottery have been exhibited widely in museums and galleries and have been featured
in several motion picture films and TV productions.
In May of 2002 Steve was
appointed by Governor Mark Schweiker (R-PA) to the Pennsylvania State Human Relations
Commission and subsequently was unanimously confirmed by the State Senate in June
of 2002. He is the first openly gay individual ever to receive a statewide gubernatorial
appointment subject to Senate confirmation to a Pennsylvania board or commission.
In June of 2003 Governor Ed Rendell appointed Steve as the Chairperson of the Pennsylvania
Human Relations Commission making him the first openly gay individual in the country
to chair a state gubernatorial commission subject to Senate confirmation and the
highest ranking openly gay appointed official in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Sang Joo Kim / signed
Sr. Fellow & Executive Vice President