Laura Piazza (she/her) is OutRight’s Senior Program Manager, LBQ Connect Program. She’s originally from Sicily and she’s based in Brussels. Laura leads LBQ Connect, OutRight new global program which through mentorship, grants, research and advocacy aims at boosting the visibility of LBQ issues and leaders around the world. Before joining OutRight, for 7 years Laura was the Senior Program Officer at ILGA-Europe, the umbrella organisation of LGBTI groups and associations in Europe and Central Asia, where she managed large programmes on campaigning, communications and socio-economic inequalities. Prior to joining ILGA-Europe, Laura worked in academia, she was a policy officer at the European Commission, and head of public affairs for a firm specialized in campaigns for the not-for-profit sector. Laura holds a bachelors in international relations from the University of Turin, an LLM in International and European Law from the University of Amsterdam, and a PhD in International Law and Economics from Bocconi University, Milan. She speaks English, Spanish, French and Italian.