2017’s Top 16 LGBTQ Philanthropoids on Twitter

Published: April 25, 2017
Author(s): Andrew Wallace

Once again this spring we are taking stock of our Twitter feed to compile a list of inspiring LGBTQ philanthropoids. Check out our 5th annual list of #LGBTQ philanthropoids to follow on Twitter! Who are you following? You can check out our 2016 list here. 

Ruth Baldacchino

Intersex Fund Program Officer, Astraea Foundation

@ruthbaldacchino is‏ @ILGAWorld Co-Secretary General and a gender queer activist. Ruth’s feed is a view of global politics with a gender and LGBTQ rights emphasis.

Julia Beatty

Program Officer, Black-Led Movement Fund at Borealis Philanthropy

@beattyful’s Twitter is on top of the trends and issues in national politics, Black culture, and inspiring contemporary activism.

Robert Bray

Director of Communications, NEO Philanthropy

@NEO_RBray, Director of Communications for NEO Philanthropy and Director of Strategic Communications for Four Freedoms Fund (FFF), Robert shares highlights from NEO and insights on philanthropy and social justice. 

Richard Burns

Philanthropic Consultant

Activist and longtime movement leader and & Former Interim Director of Northstar Fund, Funders for LGBTQ Issues, and other philanthropic organizations, @richarddburns tweets updates from his life in New York along with insights from the nonprofit sector and philanthropy. 

Masen Davis

Senior Director of Special Projects, Gill Foundation

Self-proclaimed “itinerant gay and trans human rights advocate and nonprofit geek,” @maseoni tweets about local and national politics, lately with a focus on activism and the Trump resistance.

Jake Fagan

Digital Experience Designer, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

@itsjakefagan posts about global politics, economic development, and LGBTQ issues.

Felipe R. Flores

Associate Director, The Latino Community Fund of Washington State

@joyfulspark, “a policy wonk and current affairs junkie,” has a finger on the pulse of national and Pacific Northwest social justice issues and activism.

Veronica Garcia

Program Director, Grassroots Institute for Fundraising Training

@QweerDesertStar posts and retweets the Trump resistance, social justice, grassroots organizing with a focus on immigration issues.  

Naa Hammond

Program Officer, Groundswell Fund

@naa_tweets, former Funders for LGBTQ Issues Staff, shares posts from the trenches of philanthropy and cutting commentary on reproductive justice, racial justice, and LGBTQ rights.

Colin Jones

Grants Manager, The Collins Foundation

@thisColin posts social commentary and interesting updates from the Pacific Northwest. His feed is also full of great retweets. 

Jeanne Kracher

Executive Director, Crossroads Fund

When @JeanneKracher tweets you can expect a frontline dispatch or insightful commentary on politics or philanthropy. 

Nii-Quartelai Quartey

Senior Advisor & National LGBT Liaison, AARP

@drniiquartelai tweets about global politics, social justice, and shares updates and commentary on national politics.

Marco A. Quiroga

Contigo Program Director, Our Fund Foundation

Leading Contigo’s response to the Orlando massacre, @DREAMarcoAble‘s feed is full of thoughts on philanthropy and social justice at both the local and national level. 

Celia Turner

Development Officer, Institutional Giving at Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice

Follow @celiaturner for dispatches from the world of queer philanthropy, Astraea updates, and activism in and around the Northeast.

David Wertheimer

Director of Community & Civic Engagement, Gates Foundation

Follow @DavidWSeattle for posts ranging from local news, social justice issues, and an assortment of interesting links from around the web.

Judy Yu

Program Officer, Wellspring Advisors

@MsJudyYu‘s feed will keep you up to date on national politics and social justice issues with an emphasis on youth justice and LGBTQ issues.