As Director of HRC Global, Ty Cobb works to advance equality for LGBTQ people around the world. Much of his work focuses on collaborating with international LGBTQ organizations and leaders; exposing U.S. individuals and organizations exporting homophobia and transphobia abroad; and ensuring that the U.S. government is fulfilling its commitment to support the human rights of LGBTQ people across the globe.
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 a LGBTQ-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.