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Amy Loudermilk

Amy Loudermilk recently founded Yachay Consulting where she uses her expertise to create positive social change. She previously served as the Director of Government Affairs at The Trevor Project, managing state and federal advocacy initiatives related to LGBTQ youth suicide. In 2015 she spearheaded a coalition to successfully enact the first law in the nation to require suicide prevention policies and training for schools and school personnel that must specifically address the needs of LGBTQ youth. After that law was enacted she took the fight next to California where a very similar law was enacted in 2016. Prior to joining The Trevor Project Ms. Loudermilk served in Mayor Vincent C. Gray's administration as the Deputy Director of the Mayor’s Office of LGBTQ Affairs in the District of Columbia. In addition to advising the Mayor on LGBTQ issues, she spearheaded the creation and delivery of culturally competent training curricula for government agencies and personally trained over 10,000 district employees on LGBTQ employee’s legal protections in the workplace. She was also instrumental in creating new District policy that prohibited health insurance companies from discriminating against transgender individuals in the provision of services, which effectively forced insurance companies to cover all transition-related healthcare services and surgeries. Ms. Loudermilk also served as a statutorily appointed member to the DC Sexual Assault & Victim's Rights Task Force where she advised as a content expert on LGBTQ intimate partner violence and sexual assault. She previously spent five years at the DC Coalition Against Domestic Violence leading advocacy campaigns on behalf of service providers and survivors of domestic violence, and was instrumental in enacting the first law in the country to require employers to provide paid “safe leave” to employees.  She also led the Rainbow Response Coalition for about six years, which is a community-based organizations dedicated to addressing LGBTQ intimate partner violence in the DMV. During this time she trained hundreds of police, probation officers, judges and service providers regarding how to identify the primary aggressor in same-sex relationships and best practices for serving LGBTQ victims. Ms. Loudermilk earned her bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Towson University and her Master of Social Work degree with a concentration in Organizational Leadership and Social Change from George Mason University.