HRC Foundation is excited to introduce the talented leaders driving LGBTQ equality internationally who will be participating in our fourth annual Global Innovative Advocacy Summit. Selected from hundreds of outstanding applications, this group of 29 advocates from 27 different countries will be in Washington, D.C. from April 22-25 for four full days of learning, sharing and connecting with each other and HRC.
“Each year, we continue to be amazed at advocates like these who are working tirelessly for LGBTQ equality around the world,” HRC Global Director of Leadership Jay Gilliam said. “Their efforts are a testament to the innovation and creativity in our global movement for equality.”
These Global Innovators are using traditional and social media to launch public awareness campaigns that help change hearts and minds and building allyship across places including faith and religious institutions and businesses. They are focusing their attention on the most vulnerable in our LGBTQ community, such as refugees and asylum seekers and transgender, non-binary and gender non-conforming people.
Since 2016, HRC Foundation’s Global Summit has served as a powerful and inspiring way for HRC to connect LGBTQ leaders and allies to help strengthen the capacity of their movements. The 2019 Global Innovators join HRC’s growing network of advocates and partners who represent more than 80 countries.