Anthony Swenk is an activist and advocate living in Durango, Colorado

Anthony Swenk


Anthony Swenk is an activist and advocate living in Durango, Colorado. After noticing a severe lack of support and resources, Anthony helped lead the effort to found his high school’s first-ever gay-straight alliance. Over his two terms as President of the GSA, the GSA grew from a small collection of friends to the second-largest student organization in the school. From there, Anthony joined the LGBT+ Welcoming Committee of the UU Fellowship of Durango. He has since embarked on his greatest journey yet and has announced a run for the Colorado State Board of Education in the 2020 election cycle. Besides being politically involved, Anthony has self-published a book of poetry entitled “The Fog,” and is a well-known local artist. Anthony attends Fort Lewis College and enjoys baking, gardening, and painting in his spare time.