The International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC), a 22-year-old organization dedicated to strengthening lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights worldwide, have announced the appointment of Jessica Stern as executive director. Stern, who previously served as IGLHRC’s acting executive director and director of programs, is an emerging and innovative leader in the international human rights movement.
“Jessica’s proven expertise advancing human rights internationally and strong grasp of global rights mechanisms are ideally aligned with the needs of LGBT movements today,” said Todd Larson, co-chair of the IGLHRC Board of Directors. “Jessica brings depth of vision, intelligence, and forward-thinking to the role of executive director. We are thrilled to have her at the helm of our efforts to improve LGBT lives worldwide.”
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