About the Author
Leyla Farah is a Founding Partner at Cause+Effect, a media and marketing firm focused exclusively on the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community. Prior to founding Cause+Effect, she served as the Vice President of Programming and Production for PlanetOut Inc., where she oversaw the daily publication of news and feature stories for LGBT audiences around the world. With a background in corporate strategy, branding, communications, and software systems development, Leyla is uniquely positioned to comment on the convergence of digital communications, user-generated content, niche-market media, race and sexuality in modern society. Leyla holds a JD from Boalt Hall School of Law at UC Berkeley and a BA from the Robert D. Clark Honors College at the University of Oregon. She has served on the national Board of Governors for the Human Rights Campaign, and as a volunteer with numerous LGBT arts and policy organizations around the country.