Karin Quimby

Karin Quimby

Deputy Director, Project One America

Karin Quimby is the Deputy Director of HRC’s Project One America, a program to expand LGBTQ equality in the South through permanent campaigns in Mississippi, Alabama and Arkansas.  Project One America’s chief aim is to improve the lived experience of LGBTQ people in these three states— changing hearts and minds, advancing enduring legal protections, and building more inclusive institutions for LGBTQ people from the church pew to the workplace.

Quimby joined the Human Rights Campaign in February 2010 as the Southern Regional Field Director where she managed the field and political activities in the Southern region of the United States, developing field plans and implementing strategies to elect fair-minded candidates and to pass pro-equality federal, state and local laws.  Prior to joining HRC, Karin was a district representative for Congresswoman Lois Capps and has significant experience in faith-based organizing and in building durable coalitions.

In addition, Karin has served as a board member for the Ventura County Rainbow Alliance, the One National Gay & Lesbian Archives in Los Angeles, and the West Hollywood Lesbian and Gay Advisory Board.  She also co-founded and co-directed the Environmental Coalition of Faith Communities, Santa Barbara.  She has a PhD in English from the University of Southern California and, prior to turning to work in politics full time, taught film, literature and LGBTQ studies at the university level.

You may contact Karin by calling (202) 216-1584 or by email at karin.quimby@hrc.org.