Tracy Hollister has had a fire in her belly for marriage equality since 2004, when she witnessed hostile Bible-waving at a North Carolina panel on same-gender marriage. In 2005, with the support of her Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Raleigh, Tracy started EqualHearts -- an interfaith marriage equality project. Following the project Tracy blogged and spoke about marriage equality.
Tracy received her master’s in public policy from Duke, in part to make good on her Dad’s charge that she would “make a significant difference to society.” While advocating for the full dignity and respect of LGBT people, Tracy quit her job to run NC’s biggest phone bank against NC’s marriage discrimination amendment, spoke around the state, and contributed to the film One: A Story of Love and Equality. Tracy led a Raleigh, NC “Light the Way to Justice” rally in March 2013, then moved up to NYC in May to serve as Field Director of Marriage Equality USA. The dual focus of Tracy's work involves coalition-building with other organizations and managing large groups of volunteers. In September 2013 Tracy stepped up to her current Program Manager position. Tracy heads up the MEUSA National Equality Action Team (NEAT).
Tracy’s silly side delighted volunteers at our Times Square phone banks, where Tracy performed random dances – while balancing glasses of water on her head! Tracy enjoys modern dance, doing the Rubix cube, biking, hiking, and spending time with her cat.