HOSI Salzburg is getting a new chairwoman: Gabriele Rothuber is stepping down from the board of the LGBTI organization, her successor being Astrid Pacher, who was previously a women’s officer. Josef Lindner junior remains chairman. Rothuber will remain with HOSI Salzburg as an inter * agent.
Pioneer in the field of intersex
Rothuber, who is also the managing director of the ‘Self-Confident’ department, brought the issue of intersex to HOSI Salzburg as early as 2012. Today the NGO is one of the “classic” LGBTI organizations throughout Austria that has the highest level of expertise in this area.
“The work at HOSI with LGBTI * human rights has had a lasting impact on my work as GF of the specialist unit and will continue to flow into my work there,” said Rothuber in a statement on her departure. With around 160 school projects per year, the department will continue to provide information about sexual diversity and many people and institutions in the city and state of Salzburg.
Gabriele Rothuber will remain with HOSI Salzburg as an inter * representative. In this task, she will help in cooperation with self-advocacy such as the Association of Intersex People (VIMÖ) to raise awareness and remove taboos. She is stepping down from the board of directors, “because I don’t want to be half-hearted and completely exhausted my work at ‘Self-Confident'”.
Women’s officer Astrid Pacher succeeds Rothuber
Astrid Pacher will succeed Gabriele Rothuber as chairwoman of HOSI Salzburg. She has been committed to HOSI Salzburg since 2014. First of all, she got involved in the women’s soccer team and has been designing the women’s * evening and the feminine at HOSI Salzburg for several years. Pacher has been a women’s adviser on the board since 2016.
“The involvement in HOSI is a matter close to my heart. I like to be part of the team and I am thrilled to see how HOSI Salzburg has developed in recent years. I am really looking forward to the new challenge as chairwoman and hope that I will grow in the big footsteps that Gabriele left behind. With her knowledge, her art and her commitment, Gabriele has been a great role model over the last few years and I will try to bring my skills to the table as well, ”said Pacher in an initial statement.