Video Interviews

In the lead up to our fifth session of the Salzburg Global LGBT Forum, we're sharing videos from our session in Chiang Rai, Thailand last year.

The following videos form part of the "Family Is...?" Project supported by the German Federal Ministry of Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth; and were made during our 2016 session, "The Many Faces of LGBT Inclusion" run in partnership with UNDP's "Being LGBTI in Asia" program.

This week's theme is ASIA

Founder and Chair of the Salzburg Global LGBT Forum Klaus Mueller explains why the Salzburg Global LGBT Forum met in Asia

Laurindo Garcia on the diversity and complexity of LGBT lives in Asia

Bao Chau Nguyen and Seakley Pipi Say on being happy & transgender

Thilaga Sulathireh on LGBT communities in Asia

Passang Dorji on coming out on TV in Bhutan and the progress made in his country since then

Cha Roque about being a lesbian filmmaker

Pema Dorji on being bullied in school

Video Interviews

The videos below were produced during the Salzburg Global Seminar session LGBT and Human Rights: New Challenges, Next Steps in June 2013.

Dr. Klaus Mueller on why now is the time to create a Global LGBT Forum

Dennis Wamala on how empathy and faith inspire him to work against persecution and discrimination of LGBT people

Dennis van der Veur speaks about the EU FRA's survey of LGBT discrimination

Tamara Adrián, Venezuela, on how the core of being a trans person is about being oneself and transforming into who you are

Milan Antonijevic, Serbia, on progressing legal protection for LGBT persons, combating hate crime and achieving freedom of assembly for pride marches in Serbia

George Azzi, Lebanon, on integrating LGBT rights into the broader human rights agenda and building alliances with mainstream organizations on other human rights issues


Ana Chacon, Costa Rica, on the "big steps to go" in realizing LGBT rights in her country

Arsham Parsi, Iran, on the lack of basic human rights in Iran and the situation of Iranian LGBT refugees 


Fadi Saleh, Syria, on online security of LGBT activists in the Arab world: how can you be safe online? 

Travis S.K. Kong, China, about interviewing older Chinese men about their lives on video for the Salzburg Global LGBT Forum


Aung Myo Min, Burma, on his survey of how LGBT Burmese are affected by the old British sodomy law, blackmail, harassment and family expectations 

Geetanjali Misra, India, on thinking outside the box:  new ideas for LGBT philanthropy


Shereen El Feki, Egypt/Canada, on sexuality in the Arab world and the shifting borderlines between ḥalāl and ḥarām


Vuth Lyno, Cambodia, on exhibiting his photos of Cambodian LGBT families at the Salzburg Global LGBT Forum, and on how artists shape our conversations on LGBT human rights 


Elisabeth Khaxas, Namibia, reads her poem My loves knows no boundaries


Yinhe Li, China, on how Chinese cultural values force gay men and women into heterosexual marriage (translation available in the YouTube description)


Lousewies van der Laan, Netherlands, on how civilizations are measured by how they treat (sexual) minorities