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

Applications closed for 2023

We are proud to announce the return of the 6th annual Global Innovative Advocacy Summit, to be held from October 31 - November 3, 2023! For one memorable week at HRC headquarters in Washington DC, a diverse group of thirty outstanding LGBTQ+ advocates and allies from 30 countries, competitively selected from a large pool of candidates, will come together to showcase their programs and approaches, and demonstrate how they impact the lives of LGBTQ+ people in their countries and communities. Applicants will engage in a variety of settings on the summit's three key themes: Driving Legal and Political Change, Changing Hearts and Minds, and Creating More Inclusive Institutions of Daily Life.

Watch this space for exciting updates about our 2023 Summit!!

2023 Global Innovative Advocacy Summit

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