Brian S. Brown
Publisher and Editor-at-large
Brian S. Brown has been president of the International Organization for the Family (IOF) since 2016. IOF hosts the annual World Congress of Families, which bring together thousands of activists from around the world to be trained and equipped to advocate for the natural family. Major world leaders have attended and participated in the World Congress of Families. In 2018, WCF XII, Moldova was hosted by Moldovan President, Igor Dodon. In 2017, the Hungarian government co-hosted WCF XI, Budapest with the participation and leadership of Prime Minister Viktor Orban.
Various world religious leaders have spoken and participated in the World Congress of Families including Secretary of the State for the Vatican, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Georgian Orthodox Church Patriarch, Ilya II, and Elder Russell Nelson of the LDS Church.
Brian also serves as President of the National Organization for Marriage (NOM) after having co-founded the organization in 2007.
Mr. Brown has been quoted regularly in the The Washington Post, The New York Times, The Associated Press, The Los Angeles Times, The New York Post, and almost every other major newspaper in the country. The Washington Post ran a profile of Brown titled, “Opposing Gay Unions with Sanity and a Smile” in which the author stated, “The reason Brian Brown is so effective is that he is pleasantly, ruthlessly sane.” He has also regularly appeared on ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, FOX News Channel, C-SPAN and MSNBC.
Brown led NOM’s work in California helping to qualify Proposition 8 to the ballot, and campaigned throughout the state in 2008 to successfully urge its adoption. He has represented NOM in successful ballot fights on marriage in Maine (2009) and North Carolina (2012), and was a key leader in the successful 2010 effort to unseat three Iowa Supreme Court justices who had redefined marriage.
Mr. Brown, an Oxford University-educated and articulate advocate for marriage, is a sought-after speaker who has addressed hundreds of gatherings throughout the country, and internationally.
Mr. Brown is a C. Phil. at UCLA in American History, earned his B.A./M.A. in Modern History at Oxford University, and received his B.A. in History from Whittier College. He and his wife Susan have nine young children.