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Olga Lenkova

Human Rights Activist & Writer, Russia

Rooi Teve is a human rights LGBT and feminist activist in St. Petersburg. As a professional translator and interpreter she uses her experience to "translate" human rights discourse to people who are not involved with activism themselves and for that reason often find it difficult to relate to the causes brought up by activists. She has been active in the LGBT movement in Russia for the past seven years, for part of which she served as a spokesperson for an LGBT organization called Coming Out. Rooi holds a Bachelor's degree in linguistics from St. Petersburg State University. She is a Fellow of Session 545, Salzburg Global LGBT Forum: Creating Long-Term Global Networks to Sustain LGBT Human Rights Organizations, Session 551, Salzburg Global LGBT Forum: Strengthening Communities - LGBT Human Rights and Social Cohesion, and Session 570, Salzburg Global LGBT Forum: The Many Faces of LGBT Inclusion.