Straight Ally: Hava Leipzig Holzhauer

Hava Leipzig Holzhauer, left being a practicing attorney three years ago to join the Anti Defamation League (ADL). She has been a friend to LGBT people since she first realized there was a difference between gay and straight.

 Her innate sense of knowing these differences was honed when she learned that her best friend in high school was gay. 

“We were of a generation where being gay brought a lot of struggle. It’s less so today,”

said Holzhauer. “My childrens’ attitudes are my greatest achievement as a straight ally. I have four children between 11 and 17 and truly, this is just not an issue to them and they don’t understand how anyone can be bothered with it.”

“Still,” she added. “It’s important to continue being vigilant with things such as the events in North Carolina and elsewhere where people are taking away rights.”

Rand Hoch, president of the Palm Beach County Human Rights Council said, “PBCHRC has worked with Hava Holzhauer for many years. During the two years we battled the City of Boca Raton for equal rights for the city's employees, Hava and her staff worked diligently to convince the city to do the right thing. Her advocacy on behalf of the LGBT community in Florida has been exemplary.”

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