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SALZBURG GLOBAL LGBT FORUM

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Our Network

Since our founding in 2013, the Salzburg Global LGBT Forum has brought together over 226 Fellows, partners and guests representing 72 countries on six continents to sessions in Austria, Germany, Thailand and Nepal to engage in a truly global conversation on advancing LGBT human rights.

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Please note that for security reasons, not all Fellows are listed in this directory.

AFRICA
ASIA AND THE PACIFIC
EUROPE
MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA
NORTH AMERICA
SOUTH AND CENTRAL AMERICA

ASIA AND THE PACIFIC

Asfin Ajub

Advocacy, Religious Freedom & Belief Alliance, Indonesia

Lola Amaria

Filmmaker, Indonesia

Kaoru Aoyama

Professor, Contemporary Culture and Society, Graduate School of Intercultural Studies, University of Kobe, Japan

Pooja Badarinath

Program Coordinator, Advocacy and Research, CREA, India

Abha Bhaiya

Executive Director, Jagori Rural Charitable Trust, India

Justin Bionat

Vice Chairman for the Visayas, Philippine BAHAGHARI National LGBT Organization, Philippines

Madan Chhetri

Member of Parliament, Bhutan

Pearl Daruwalla

Humsafar Trust, India

Aruna Desai

Founding Member of Sweekar - The Rainbow Parents of India, India

Tharindi Devasurendra

Activist, Sri Lanka

Manisha Dhakal

Executive Director, Blue Diamond Society, Nepal

Passang Dorji

Phsiotherapy Asistant, Bhutan Health and Medical Council, Bhutan

Pema Dorji

Outreach Coordinator, Ministry of Health, Bhutan

Minoo Eslami

Human Rights defender and Advocate for LGBTQ+ rights, Australia

Popo FAN

Filmaker, Writer, Activit, China

Laurindo Garcia

Founder, B-Change, Philippines

Dharini Priscilla

Program Manager, Grassrooted Trust, Sri Lanka

Chinzorig Gochoo

Manager of "Through Democracy" Project, "Wind of Change", Mongolia

Cheyleaphy Heng

Communication Officer, Rainbow Community Kampuchea (RoCK), Cambodia

Yuko Higashi

Co-Chair, World Association for Sexual Health; Professor, Osaka Prefecture University, Japan

Su Su Hlaing

Creative Filmmaker and Screenwriter, Myanmar

Palitha Vijaya Bandara

Human Rights Activist, Sri Lanka

Hyun Kyung Kim

Researcher, Korean Society of Law and Policy on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity, Republic of Korea

Michael Kirby

former Judge, High Court of Australia; Vice-President of Vice-Chair of the Human Rights Institute of the International Bar Association, Australia

Reny Kistiyanti

Executive Director, Talita Kum, Indonesia

Shiu Ki Kong

Associate Professor, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Vica Krisilia Larasati

National Coordinator, Youth Interfaith Forum on Sexuality (YIFoS), Indonesia

Jong Geol Lee

General Director, Korea Gay Men's Human Rights Group 'Chingusai', Republic of Korea

Nara Lee

Chief Officer and Steering Committee Member, Solidarity for LGBT Human Rights of Korea (HaengSungIn), Republic of Korea

Yinhe Li

Sociologist, Chinese Academy of Social Science (CASS); Activist for LGBT Rights in The People's Republic of China

Vu Lieu

Coordinator of the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association in Asia (ILGA Asia), Vietnam

Hiroko

President, Trois Couleurs Co., Ltd., Japan

Daniel Mendonca

Project Associate at Youth for Unity and Voluntary Action (YUVA), India

Geetanjali Misra

Co-Founder and Executive Director, CREA, India

Saira Mujtaba

Broadcaster, India

Amir Mukambetov

Head of the Community Liaison Department, Kyrgyz Indigo, Kyrgyzstan

Musdah Mulia

Chairperson, Indonesian Conference on Religion for Peace (ICRP), Indonesia

Aung Myo Min

Executive Director, Human Rights Education Institute of Burma (HREIB), Burma

Bao-Chau Nguyen

Co-Founder and Co-Director of LumiQueer, Vietnam

Yoojin Oh

Deputy Director, Ministry of Justice, Korea

Nakhornphet Pasomsouk

Technical Specialist, Glaxo Smith Kline (GSK) Project, Care International, Lao People's Democratic Republic

Tunggal Pawestri

Consultant of Sexual Rights and Diversity Programme - Hivos, Indonesia

Niluka Perera

Human Rights Activist, Sri Lanka

Matcha Phornin

Directer, Sangsan Anakot Yawachon, Thailand

Jay Pongruengphant

National Project Officer on Governance, Human Rights and LGBT, UNDP, Thailand

Anuj Rai

Hotline Operator, Blue Diamond Society, Nepal

Sridhar Rangayan

Filmmaker/ Festival Director, Solaris Pictures, India

Esan Regmi

Intersex Human Rights Activist, Nepal

Cha Roque

Communications Director, Dakila Collective for Modern Heroism, Philippines

Yulita Rustinawati

Chairperson, Arus Pelangi,Indonesia

Marianne Faith Sadicon

Lawyer, Philippines

Fatema Bhaiji

Editor and Founder of Outcast Magazine, Pakistan

Danish Sheikh

Assistant Professor, Jindal Global Law School, Sonipat, India

Nilu Sherpa

Film Director, Nepal

Ki Yong Shim

Activist, Republic of Korea

Jaewon Shin

Steering Committee Member, Solidarity for LGBT Human Rights of Korea, Republic of Korea

Joya Sikder

President and Founder, Somporker Noya Setu (SNS), Bangladesh

Sukhdeep Singh

Founder and Editor-in-Chief, Galaxy Magazine, India

Annie Singhal

Community Worker, Support Group Facilitator & Online and Digital Facilitator, Sangini (India) Trust, India

Fumino Sugiyama

Transgender Activist, Japan

Thilaga Sulathireh

Co-Founder, Justice for Sisters, Malaysia

Durga Thapa

Activist, Researcher and Human Rights Defender, Nepal

Pranee Threekul

Programme Associate, HIV, Health and Development (HHD) Unit, UNDP Bangkok Regional Hub, Thailand

Andrey Tran

Network Support Officer, YouthVoicesCount (YVC), Vietnam

Watsamon Tri-yasakda

Photojournalist and Documentary Photographer, Thailand

Ugyen Tshering

Activist, Lakh-San-Bhutan, Bhutan

Lyno Vuth

Artist, Curator and Artistic Director of Sa Sa Art Projects, Cambodia

Ugyen Wangdi

Member of Parliament, National Assembly, Bhutan

Wei Wei

Associate Professor of Sociology, East China Normal University, China

Joe Wong

Program Manager, Asia Pacific Transgender Network (APTN), Thailand

Yingxin

Executive Director, Beijing LGBT Center, China

Jie Ybo

President, United Filipino Organization (UFO), Philippines

Namgay Zam

Journalist, Bhutan

Hui Zhang

Assistant Professor, East China Normal University, China

Dan Zhou

Lawyer and LGBT Human Rights Activist, China

EUROPE

Lena Ahrens

Advisor, Sector Programme Human Rights, GIZ, Germany

Bisi Alimi

Public speaker, storyteller, LGBT rights campaigner, actor, and vlogger; Salzburg Global LGBT Forum Fellow

Paola Amadei

(Italy), EU Head of Delegation in Jamaica, European Union

Milan Antonijevic

Fellow, Lawyers Committee for Human Rights (YUCOM), Serbia

Joel Bedos

Joel Bedos is one of the main driving forces behind the sexual orientation and gender identities (SOGI) campaign resource hub on public campaigning in Strasbourg. He currently sits on the board of the IDAHOTB Committee, the organization that established t

Anton Macintosh

Coordinator of Initiative Group, T-Action Initiative Group/CS II Action, Russia

Ian Brown

European Development Director,

Benjamin Cantu

Film Director, Writer, Germany & Hungary

Olga Daitche

Program Manager, Foundation Remembrance, Responsibility and Future, Germany

Brian Davidson

British Ambassador to Thailand

Irene Fedorovych

Projects Coordinator, Social Action Center/No Borders Project, Ukraine

Benjamin Glahn

Vice President, Development and Operations, Salzburg Global Seminar, USA

Louise Hallman

Strategic Communications Manager, Salzburg Global Seminar

Silvia Heer

Policy Advisor, German Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development, Germany

Staffan Herrström

The Ambassador of Sweden to the Kingdom of Thailand, Lao Peoples' Democratic Republic and the Republic of the Union of Myanmar since 2015, Thailand

Paul Jansen

International Consultant, Paul Jansen Consulting Services, Spain

Marko Karadzic

Former State Secretary for Human and Minority Rights (2008 - 2010), Serbia

Wanja Kilber

Chairman of the Board, Quarteera, Russia/Germany

Katri Kivioja

Programme Specialist, HIV, Health and Development unit, UNDP Bangkok Regional Hub, Thailand

Ralf Kleindiek

State Secretary at the Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth, Germany

Dominik Koehler

Social Development Consultant, World Bank Group, Germany

Maria Kozlovskaya

Program Manager, Russian LGBT Network, Russia

Vasilika Laci

Program Officer, Civil Rights Defenders, Albania

Carla LaGata

Resource Specialist, Senior Researcher, Transgender Europe, Germany

Alvaro Laiz Garcia

Photographer; Co-Founder, ANHUA, Spain

Amy Lamé

Performer/ Writer/ Broadcaster, United Kingdom

John Lotherington

Program Director, Salzburg Global Seminar

Andriy Maymulakhin

Coordinator, Nash Mir (Our World) Gay & Lesbian Center, Ukraine

Rostyslav Milevskyi

Director, Gender Z, Ukraine

Edward Mortimer

Senior Program Advisor and former Senior Vice President and Chief Program Officer, Salzburg Global Seminar; Former Chief Speechwriter and Director of Communications to the Secretary General of the United Nations

Klaus Mueller

Founder and Chair, Salzburg Global LGBT* Forum

Arber Nuhiu

Executive Director, Center for Social Group Development (CSGD), Kosovo

Joanna Ostrowska

Doctoral Student, University of Warsaw-Gender Studies, Poland

Monika Pisankaneva

Chairperson, Bilitis Resource Center Foundation, Bulgaria

Serhiy Ponomaryov

Head of the Non-Discrimination Division, Secretariat of the Ukrainian Ombudsperson, Ukraine

Antonio Riolino

Program Manager, Salzburg Global Seminar

Andrea Rocca

Head of Protection, Front Line Defenders, Ireland

Ieva Ruzgyte

Association LGL Member Association LGL, Lithuania

Gurchaten Sandhu

Project Director, United Nation's International Labour Organization (ILO), United Kingdom

Romana Schlesinger

Executive Director, Queer Leaders Forum, Slovak Republic

Stefan Scholz

Ambassado, Ministry of European and Foreign Affairs, Austria

Bradley Secker

Photographer, United Kingdom

Todd Sekuler

Rapporteur, USA/Germany

Josephine Shaw

Co-founder Trans Media Watch;Trans Rights Activist, United Kingdom

Clare Shine

Vice President and Chief Program Officer, Salzburg Global Seminar, UK

Rajmonda Sylbije

Executive Director, Centre for Equality and Liberty, Kosovo

Lousewies van der Laan

Resource Specialist; former chef de cabinet of the president of the International Criminal Court; former Member of the Netherlands Parliament and the European Parliament; The Netherlands

Teyo van der Schoot

Program Specialist, HIVOS, The Netherlands

Dennis van der Veur

Resource Specialist; Head of Sector Equality, European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights, Austria

Saskia Wieringa

Professor, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands

NORTH AMERICA

M. V. Lee Badgett

Director, Center for Public Policy & Administration, University of Massachusetts Amherst Gordon Hall; Williams Distinguished Scholar, Williams Institute on Sexual Orientation Law & Public Policy UCLA School of Law; Professor of Economics, University of Ma

Karen Beale

Associate Professor of Psychology, Maryville College, USA

Nicole Bogart

Rapporteur; Freelance Journalist and Professional Writer, Toronto, Canada

Cindy Burack

Professor, Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies, The Ohio State University, USA

Ty Cobb

Senior Legislative Counsel, Human Rights Campaign, USA

Phil Crehan

Grant Coordinator/Researcher, World Bank Group, USA

Debanuj DasGupta

Assistant Professor, Department of Geography & Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, University of Connecticut, USA

Glyn Davies

Former United States Ambassador to Thailand

Patricia Davis

Director for Global Programs, Human Rights & Labor, US Department of State, USA

Rangita de Silva de Alwis

Associate Dean for International Programs, Penn Law

Erin Doss

Office of Economic Growth and Vulnerable Populations at U.S. Agency for International Development, USA

Shawn Friele

Second Secretary (Political and Economic) at Embassy of Canada to Thailand

Estela González

Associate Professor, Department of Spanish Director, Latin American Studies Program, Middlebury College, USA

Robert Greenan

Counselor for Public Affairs, U.S. Embassy, USA

Michael Heflin

Director of Equality, Open Society Foundations, USA

Tim Hubler

Composer, Pianist and Conductor, USA

Todd Larson

Senior Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Coordinator, USAID, USA

Amanda Martinez

Assistant Professor, Davidson College, USA

Robert Moeller

Assistant Professor, Middlebury College, USA

Ian Mungall

Programme Analyst, HIV, Health and Development team at UNDP Bangkok Regional Hub, Thailand

Marc Pachter

Director Emeritus, National Portrait Gallery, USA

Donica Pottie

Ambassador of Canada to the Kingdom of Cambodia, the Kingdom of Thailand and Lao People's Democratic Republic, Thailand

Jonathan Sauvé

Counselor and program manager, Foreign Policy and Diplomacy Service, Embassy of Canada to Austria.

Edmund Settle

Policy Advisor United Nations Development Programme, Bangkok

Matthew Weinert

Associate Professor, Director of Graduate Studies, University of Delaware, USA

Tobias Wolff

Professor of Law, University of Pennsylvania Law School, USA

Victor Yang

Community Organizer (Canada) & Doctoral Student, University of Oxford, United Kingdom

Countries represented at the Salzburg Global LGBT Forum

Albania
Armenia
Australia
Austria
Bahrain
Bangladesh
Belgium
Bhutan
Bolivia
Bulgaria
Cambodia
Canada
China
Costa Rica
Denmark
Egypt
El Salvador
Ethiopia
Finland
France
Germany
Ghana  
Guatemala
Hong Kong, China SAR


Hungary
India
Indonesia
Iran
Ireland
Italy
Jamaica
Japan
Jordan
Kazakhstan
Kosovo
Kyrgyzstan
Laos
Lebanon
Lithuania  
Malaysia
Mexico
Mongolia
Morocco
Mozambique
Myanmar
Namibia
Nepal
Netherlands

Nicaragua
Nigeria
Pakistan
Philippines
Poland
Republic of Korea
Russian Federation
Serbia
Singapore
Slovakia
South Africa
Spain
Sri Lanka
Suriname
Syria
Tajikistan
Thailand
Tunisia
Uganda
Ukraine
UK
USA
Venezuela
Vietnam
Zimbabwe