Matt Blinstrubas (he,him), Executive Director

Matt comes to Equality Connecticut with 15 years of experience in LGBTQIA+ and HIV activism and nonprofit administration. After graduating from the University of Connecticut with a B.A. in English, Matt began his career as a Field Organizer for Love Makes a Family, working in communities around Connecticut to galvanize support for same-sex marriage. Simultaneously, Matt worked on the HIV Prevention team at the Hartford Gay & Lesbian Health Collective. In 2009, Matt joined the Elton John AIDS Foundation where he spent 10 years working on a grant-making program addressing HIV treatment access, prevention, and the systemic causes of the HIV epidemic in the United States. In 2019, Matt set up a small consulting practice that supports social justice organizations in fundraising, strategic planning, and project management. He is really excited to work with fellow advisory board members and the community at large to build a lasting queer-led social justice organization in Connecticut. With deep roots in the Prospect/Greater Waterbury area, Matt is continually drawn to the beauty and vibrancy of Connecticut’s cities and people. Matt is driven by a fierce commitment to advocacy, movement building, social development, and cultural production that build solidarity across social justice movements among queer people.

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