Broberg is a proud, openly Gay San Francisco Police Officer, internationally recognized Leather personality, competitive Gay Softball League player, highly sought after emcee and auctioneer, and friend and supporter to many segments of the LGBT and larger non-profit community.
Lenny was born in Chicago; moved at an early age to Salem, Wisconsin; attended Iowa State University; and then settled in San Francisco 30 years ago, where he held executive positions at Pacific Bell and the Portman Hotel. In 1995, he fulfilled a life-long dream of enrolling in the San Francisco Police Academy, quickly finding his calling with troubled youth and criminal street gangs. In 2002, he joined the Gang Task Force and in 2010 was promoted to Inspector. He is widely respected as an expert in African-American gang activities, often called upon for expert testimony and conflict resolution.
In 1991, Lenny pursued one of his extracurricular passions, playing softball and becoming a Commissioner of the SF Gay Softball League. He has participated in over 10 Gay Softball World Series and holds a solid reputation as a charismatic coach, star pitcher, and mentor to upcoming talent.
In 1992, another of Lenny's interests came to the forefront as he competed and won the titles of Mr. SF Eagle Leather, Mr. SF Leather, and International Mr. Leather, all in the same year. He remains a prominent figure in the Leather Community, offering guidance to potential title-holders, judging and emceeing contests all over the world, and presenting a positive and intelligent image of the Leather Community.
Over the past 20 years, Lenny has been honored by mayors, the board of supervisors, and state legislators. For his tireless efforts in the non-profit world, he has received significant recognition from the AIDS Emergency, Shanti, Positive Resource Center, STOP AIDS, Pets Are Wonderful Support, Transgender SF, Imperial Court, Ducal Court, SF Gay Men's Chorus, Pride Alliance ( SF police officers' LGBT organization ), Golden Gate Guards Motorcycle Club, and Alameda County Leather Corps. He has been named Officer of the Month by the SF Police Department, Most Valuable Player by the Gay Softball League, and Man of the Year by the Pantheon of Leather.
More recently, Lenny has broadened his volunteer efforts, masterfully emceeing and auctioning for the Human Rights Campaign ( HRC ), Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation ( GLAAD ), Wild Aid, Friends of Alameda Animal Shelter, Rotary Club, and urban community service agencies. He has co-anchored the live television coverage of the SF Pride Parade for several years. Lenny is thrilled and excited to be back as your weekend MC this year.