Mr. Brick, a Washington resident, spent 30 years as a lawyer at the Federal Communications Commission before retiring in 2010. He also held leadership positions in organizations for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities and championed gay interests nationally and internationally. He served as executive director of the World Congress of Gay and Lesbian Jewish Organizations from 1987 to 1993. In 1991, he was part of a group of three Washington activists that pressed the State Department to further investigate and include anti-gay incidents and homophobic violence in its annual report to Congress on global human rights practices. Barrett Lee Brick was born Jan. 12, 1954, in Middletown, N.Y. He received a bachelor’s degree in 1976 and a law degree in 1979, both from Columbia University. He was GLAA president from 2006 to 2009 and a past board member of the D.C. chapter of Log Cabin Republicans, an LGBT advocacy group. He was also a past co-chairman of the American Bar Association’s Committee on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity. Barrett Lee Brick was born Jan. 12, 1954, in Middletown, N.Y. He received a bachelor’s degree in 1976 and a law degree in 1979, both from Columbia University. Survivors include his husband of four years, Antonio Ruffini of Johannesburg.