OutRight Action International is a 30-year old nonprofit dedicated to the human rights and equality of LGBTIQ people around the world. For the next installment of GSBA's signature webinar series, OutRight Action International will join us to share how the COVID-19 pandemic has disproportionately impacted LGBTIQ communities around the globe.
OutRight Action International's Sr. Research Advisor, Amie Bishop and West Coast Director Katie Hultquist will share OutRight's new research collected from 60 in-depth interviews with LGBTIQ activists in 35 countries, documenting the experiences LGBTIQ people in the face of the pandemic. The data and stories paint an alarming picture of the specific vulnerabilities and hardships queer people are facing, along with an inspiring snapshot of the resilience and determination with which LGBTIQ communities are taking care of each other.
Katie Hultquist will also share how the COVID-19 Global LGBTIQ Emergency Fund they launched will support grassroots LGBTIQ organizations providing food, medicine, shelter, and more to the most marginalized and vulnerable in our global community.
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ABOUT THE PRESENTERS
Amie Bishop, MSW, MPH (She/her)
Sr. Research Advisor, OutRight Action International
Ms. Bishop is a human rights advocate and global health leader with professional experience in more than 20 countries. She currently works as an independent global health and human rights consultant, focusing her efforts on the intersection of health access and human rights for LGBTIQ people globally. She is the Senior Research Advisor for OutRight Action International, a global LGBTIQ human rights organization, and the author of its recent report, Vulnerability Amplified: The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on LGBTIQ People. From 2008 to 2017, she also served on the Board of Directors and was Board Co-Chair for OutRight Action International. From 1989 to 2014, she worked for PATH, a non-profit global health organization. Her work there spanned a variety of leadership and technical roles in the areas of TB, HIV, and women’s health. Ms. Bishop is an Adjunct Clinical Instructor at the University of Washington’s Department of Global Health and an invited member of the Civic Council for a program of the UW Jackson School of International Studies, representing perspectives on human rights for LGBTIQ people. She also serves on the Advisory Committee of Seattle’s Women in Global Health initiative and is on the board of a community empowerment organization in Fiji called Rise Beyond the Reef. She holds Master’s Degrees in Social Work and Public Health, both from Columbia University.
Katie Hultquist (She/her)
West Coast Director, OutRight Action International - Seattle, WA
Katie Hultquist is the West Coast Director for OutRight Action International, a U.S-based non-profit advancing human rights and equality for LGBTIQ people around the world. She has more than 20 years of experience in nonprofit management, fundraising, and social justice activism for local, national, and international organizations. Previously, Katie served as the Northwest Regional Director at NPH USA, where she raised more than $11 million to support vulnerable children in Latin America and the Caribbean, and helped launch a training institute for young leaders from Central America. Katie was also the Executive Director of Passages Northwest, a Seattle nonprofit dedicated to building courage and leadership in girls and women through the outdoors and the arts. Katie has worked in leadership roles with the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice, Ashoka/Youth Venture, and Harvey Gantt’s 1996 U.S. Senate Campaign in North Carolina. She holds an Executive Masters degree in Nonprofit Leadership from Seattle University and a B.A. in International Studies from the University of North Carolina. Katie is originally from San Francisco, and now lives with her wife and three children in Seattle, where she enjoys supporting women’s professional soccer and basketball.