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20 LGBTQ Philanthropoids You Should Follow on Twitter

It's that time of year again ... time for Funders for LGBTQ Issues' second annual list of 20 LGBTQ philanthropoids to follow on twitter! (Click here to see last year's list.)

Who are you following on Twitter? Did you know that the President & CEO of the Gill Foundation as well as the President of Ford Foundation joined the Twitterverse in the last few months?

Check out our 2014 list of 20 LGBTQ Philanthropoids we think you need to follow on Twitter:



J. Bob Alotta @jbobalotta

Executive Director @AstraeaUpdates. Tweets on social justice activism, global human rights, and more.


Rachel Bloom @TheRachelBloom

Director of Membership and Special Projects at FCCP. Updates on voting rights, #SCOTUS decisions, and fun instagram photos.


Noris Chavarría @KnykoNoris

Communications Manager @horizonsfdn formerly of @BolderGiving. Events, #LatinoLGBT news, and LGBT giving.


Bobby Clark @bobbyprogress

VP of Communications at the @GillFoundation. Marriage equality, LGBT politics, and more.


Karol Collymore @karolcooks

New @Equity_Oregon executive director. LGBT philanthropy news from Oregon, plus regular running updates.


Jeff Cook-McCormac @CookMcCormacUSA

Senior Advisor @AmUnityPAC. LGBT rights and #GOP politics.


Courtney Cuff @DenverCuffie

New CEO at the @GillFoundation, new to twitter.


Sarah Gunther @GuntherSarah

Associate Director of Programs @AstraeaUpdates. Global #LGBT activism, great live-tweeting of conferences and events.


Matthew "Matty" Hart @TLpractice

Paris-based principal of the Lafayette Practice, on the boards of @LGBTFunders + Calamus Foundation, DE. Grantmaking, HIV/AIDS, and human rights from a global perspective.


Daniel Lee @flybyboy

Executive Director @LeviStraussFdn, on the boards of @FCAA, @NCRP, and @COF_. Philanthropy, economic justice, public health, and other fascinating tidbits.


Roz Lee @akarozlee

Senior Program Officer, Racial and Gender Justice @ArcusLGBT. Movement-building with an intersectional lens. Often points to great research and resources.


Vince Jones @citizenjones76

CEO & Chief Strategist for Reinvent Communications, clients include The California Community Foundation, The California Endowment, and Liberty Hill. Tweets run the gamut.


Surina Khan @surinakhan

Director @FordFoundation. Social justice #philanthropy, great news and resources, plus occasional food and movie tips.


Andy Marra @Andy_Marra

Communications Manager @ArcusLGBT and @ArcusGreatApes. #LGBT rights, #Korea, #adoption, and mouth-watering #food photos.


Eddy Morales @eddymorales

Director of Latino Engagement Fund. Voting rights, immigration reform, and other progressive issues, plus wine and travel.


Jesse Salazar @JesseSalazar

VP of Communications @COF_. Philanthropic news, TV thoughts, random pics, and consumer complaints.


Chris Tuttle @christuttle

Prolific tweeter and social media guru. Communications Consultant for foundations and nonprofits having worked with @ArcusLGBT in the last year.


Edgar Villanueva @VillanuevaEdgar

Program Officer @CaseyGrants. Income #inequality, Native news, #socialjustice, and more.


Darren Walker @darrenwalker

New @FordFoundation president, new to twitter, already gaining quite a following


Sara Whitman @suburblezmom

Board member of Two Sisters and a Wife Foundation. Progressive news and fun photos.


And of course, don't forget to follow @LGBTfunders and our amazing staff:

@BenFranciscoM (Ben Francisco Maulbeck)

President of @LGBTfunders. Star Trek, super-heroes, social justice, and philanthropy.

@lylematthewkan (Lyle Matthew Kan)

LGBT rights advocate. Political junkie. Known to tweet whimsical pop-culture tidbits.

@marvinwebb (Marvin Webb)

Non-profit avenger. Financial statement sage. Ex-dancer. Organizer of members, convenings, and staff

Category(s): Philanthropic Sector, General LGBTQ Community