The participating activists and NGO leaders come from countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Middle East and North Africa, as well as Australia and Russia.
The activists and NGO leaders are part of a group of 50 who are participating in OutRight’s third annual “LGBTIQ Advocacy Week” at the UN. They will be meeting with diplomats and agency representatives to raise concerns from bullying and HIV/AIDS to transgender rights and violence and discrimination in housing, employment and education.
The week of advocacy wraps up on Saturday, Dec. 12 with a daylong conference OutSummit: Pushing the Boundaries of Global LGBTIQ Activism, which brings together approximately 100 international and U.S.-based activists for panel discussions and workshops on rights relating to sexual orientation, gender identity and intersex issues.
Kasha Jacqueline Nabagesera, the celebrated Ugandan activist who was NYC 2015 Pride grand marshal, will give the keynote address.
Other OutSummit speakers include:
- Rev. MacDonald Sembereka (Malawi – Global Interfaith Network);
- Gloria Careaga (Mexico – ILGA);
- Mark Bromley (USA – Council for Global Equality),
- Morgan Carpenter (Australia – Organisation Intersex International);
- Mauro Cabral (Argentina – Global Action for Trans* Equality);
- Natasha Jimenez (Costa Rica – MULABI);
- Miram van der Have (Netherlands – OII Europe);
- Julia Erht (Germany – Transgender Europe);
- Monica Tabengwa (Botswana – Pan-African ILGA),
- Ryan Silverio (Philippines – ASEAN SOGIE Network)
Please visit: www.OutSummit.org for details.