Global Innovative Advocacy Summit

Produced by the HRC Foundation

The HRC Foundation's Annual Global Innovative Advocacy Summit provides an unparalleled forum for global LGBTQ+ advocates and allies to exchange ideas for advancing LGBTQ+ equality as well as an opportunity to meet with policymakers, advocates, donors, community members and supporters of global equality in Washington DC and around the world.

Inspired by the incredible work being done across five continents, the HRC Foundation launched its inaugural Global Innovative Advocacy Summit in March 2016. Since its inception, the Global Summit has brought together more than 180 established and emerging advocates from 100+ countries for the exchange of ideas and practices for advancing LGBTQ+ equality. Through in-person and online convenings, these Global Innovators, working together with HRC staff and each other, showcase projects and approaches that impact the lives of LGBTQ+ people in their countries and communities.

2023 Global Innovative Advocacy Summit

The HRC Foundation was proud to host the 6th Annual Global Innovative Advocacy Summit - and the first to be held in person since the COVID pandemic - from October 30 to November 3 at HRC headquarters in Washington DC.

For one memorable week, a diverse group of 28 outstanding LGBTQ+ advocates and allies from 30 countries, competitively selected from a large pool of candidates, and complemented by four Innovators from previous years, came together to showcase their programs and approaches, and demonstrate how they impact the lives of LGBTQ+ people in their countries and communities.

Participants engaged in a variety of interactive settings on the summit's three key themes:

  • Driving Legal and Political Change

  • Changing Hearts and Minds

  • Creating More Inclusive Institutions of Daily Life.

Learn more about our 2023 Global Innovators here

Global Innovative Advocacy Summit Application

Watch this space for more information about our 2024 Summit!

Check out our previous Global Summits!

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