J. Bob Alotta is Executive Director of the Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice. Based in New York City, Astraea is the only philanthropic organization working exclusively to advance LGBTQI human rights around the globe. Under Bob’s leadership, Astraea addresses the most critical issues faced by LGBTQI people working at the intersections of racial, gender, and economic justice. Bob is a lifelong activist and accomplished filmmaker. Through film and at Astraea, Bob engages philanthropists, leaders, cultural producers and community members to eradicate the marginalization of LGBTQI people in our societies. Representing a new generation of social change philanthropists, Bob is working to build new models of social justice and lineration strategies, tools and possibilities.
Diverse representation is a priority for us. We're proud to say that our Summit speakers are 80% queer women, 50% women of color, 25% Black & Latinx, and 15% transgender and gender nonconforming.