Julie Dorf

Classification: Emeritus

Julie Dorf

Julie Dorf served as ISNA’s Board Seretary. Julie founded the International Gay & Lesbian Human Rights Commission and served as its Executive Director 1990-2000. She created the organization to protect and advance the human rights of all people and communities subject to discrimination or abuse on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity or HIV status. Ms. Dorf speaks Russian and spent six years involved with dissident movements in the former Soviet Union prior to founding IGLHRC. Her work and the work of IGLHRC has been widely featured in Time, Newsweek, Los Angeles Times, New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Ms. Magazine, BBC, NPR, and Larry King Live. Ms. Dorf holds a B.A. in Russian and Soviet Studies from Wesleyan University. Among her various community involvements, she is on the international advisory council of the Global Fund for Women and the Astraea Foundation’s endowment committee. She is also a parent of a two-year-old girl.