Armonte Butler is the LGBTQ Health & Rights Program Manager at Advocates for Youth. He supports LGBTQ youth of color and youth living with HIV become activists and leaders in their communities, on their campuses and at the state and federal levels in support of LGBTQ youth health and rights. Prior to Advocates, he was the Health and Aging Program Coordinator at the Human Rights Campaign, where he worked on the Healthcare Equality Index to ensure hospitals and other healthcare facilities fostered LGBTQ-inclusive policies and practices for their patients, visitors, and employees. In addition, he has conducted an array of research on gender and sexual minorities in Argentina, the Dominican Republic, and previously interned in the Division of Adolescent and School Health (DASH) at the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC). Armonte is originally from Washington, DC and holds Bachelor of Arts degrees in Global Studies and Gender Studies from Sewanee: The University of the South.