Amber Holibaugh

A celebrated author and activist, Amber recently served as the Chief Officer of Elder and LBTI Women’s Services at Howard Brown Health Center. Before joining Howard Brown, Hollibaugh served as Senior Strategist for the National Gay and Lesbian Taskforce. Previously, she was the Director of National Initiatives at SAGE – Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders.

A well-known activist, Hollibaugh serves on several Boards including, Queers for Economic Justice, Lesbian and Gay Aging Issues Network of ASA (LGAIN) and Generation5. She is also on the editorial board of GLQ, The Journal of Lesbian & Gay Studies. Her work has earned her several accolades, including the Dr. Susan B. Love award for outstanding achievement in women’s health. She is the celebrated author of MY DANGEROUS DESIRES – A Queer Girl Dreaming Her Way Home (Duke University Press, 2002), and the director and co-producer of THE HEART OF THE MATTER, a documentary film focusing on women’s sexuality, denial and risk for HIV and AIDS, which won the 1994 Sundance Film Festival Freedom of Expression award and premiered on PBS’s prestigious POV film series.

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