Current Fellows
Adolescent Health

Armonte Butler

Current Fellow

Armonte Butler is the LGBTQ Health & Rights Senior Program Manager at Advocates for Youth. In this role, he supports a national cohort of youth activists who lead sexual and reproductive health campaigns in their communities. Armonte spearheads the Queer and Gender Equity Project, which supports youth-serving organizations in increasing their capacity to support LGBTQ youth of color and youth living HIV through technical assistance. Armonte also manages the All Students Count Coalition and the National Youth HIV and AIDS Awareness Day (NYHAAD) campaign. Prior to joining Advocates for Youth, Armonte was the Health & Aging Program Coordinator at the Human Rights Campaign, where his work focused on ensuring healthcare organizations fostered LGBTQ-inclusive policies and practices. Armonte has interned in the Division of Adolescent and School Health at the Center for Diseases Control (CDC), and has conducted LGBTQ health research in Argentina and the Dominican Republic. 

Advocates for Youth partners with youth leaders, adult allies, and youth-serving organizations to advocate for policies and champion programs that recognize young people’s rights to honest sexual health information; accessible, confidential, and affordable sexual health services; and the resources and opportunities necessary to create sexual health equity for all youth. Advocates for Youth believes it can best serve the field, and ultimately have the largest impact on improving youth sexual health and rights, by working in partnership with youth and their adult allies, including youth-serving institutions. The organization seeks to redress social determinants by working in coalition with economic and social justice organizations and by mobilizing young people from marginalized communities to serve as activists and leaders in the field of sexual health.

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