Director of Global Engagement
As Director of Global Engagement at the Human Rights Campaign, Ty Cobb works to advance equality for LGBT people around the world. Ty oversees HRC’s efforts to empower international LGBT advocates; engage with coalition partners in the international LGBT movement; expose U.S. individuals and organizations exporting homophobia and transphobia abroad; and educate Americans on global LGBT issues.
Previously, Ty served as Senior Legislative Counsel at HRC, where he focused on advocacy related to a portfolio of federal issues, including the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” and passage of an LGBT-inclusive Violence Against Women Act. He joined HRC after serving as counsel to Sen. Edward M. Kennedy on the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee of the U.S. Senate, where he worked toward passage of the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act in 2009.
Ty began his professional career as an associate attorney at Bracewell & Giuliani in Dallas and then Sidley Austin in Washington, D.C. He received his bachelor’s degrees at the University of Texas at Austin and his law degree from the University of Texas School of Law. He is a member of the Victory Fund’s Campaign Board and serves as a mentor with the Point Foundation.
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