Nick Large is a queer, mixed-race Japanese-American activist and drag queen living in San Francisco, California. Previously working in fields ranging from local government to IT, Nick currently works with Homebase as a Policy Analyst supporting communities in their efforts to end homelessness. Through Homebase, Nick has provided a variety of technical assistance, facilitated community trainings, and designed tools and materials to aid communities in effectively utilizing funding and employing best practices. Nick's current project involves working with communities to examine disparities in homeless systems of care to further racial equity.
Using history as a framework for progressive change, Nick believes that the stories of our past carry essential lessons going into the future, especially stories coming from communities at intersections of marginalization. Utilizing this framework, Nick has worked with the Fred T. Korematsu Institute spreading the story of the unjust incarceration of Japanese Americans, urging a critical connection between history and contemporaneous. Currently, Nick also serves on the Board of Directors for the GLBT Historical Society, an organization with a sizeable archival collection that operates one of the only LGBT history museums in the world.
Nick received a Master of Public Affairs and a B.A. in Psychology with a focus in Gender and Sexuality from the University of San Francisco.