Amber Hollibaugh is the Interim Executive Director of Queers for Economic Justice (QEJ). Formerly she was Chief Officer of Elder & LBTI Women’s Services at Howard Brown Health Center in Chicago. A well-known activist, artist, public intellectual and community organizer, she was a founding member of Queers for Economic Justice and is currently on the boards of CLAGS (the Center for Lesbian & Gay Studies), LAIN (LGBT Aging Issues Network) of ASA and on the editorial board of GLQ, The Journal of Lesbian & Gay Studies.She was a recipient of the Dr. Susan B. Love award for outstanding achievement in women’s health and is the 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. The film won the 1994 Sundance Film Festival Freedom of Expression award and premiered on PBS’s prestigious POV film series.

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