Human Rights for LGBTIQ people everywhere.
LGBTIQ advocacy in Asia: day job, night job, passion job
Director of Corporate Engagement at OutRight Action International Elise Colomer-Cheadle interviews Asian LGBTIQ activist and social entrepreneur Kenneth Kwok. Based in Hong Kong, Kenneth is Founder and CEO of Global Citizens Capital & the Better Together Foundation, Community Developer at SHK Group and the Founder & Co-President of Asia World Anti-Aging and Well-Being Association.
Rainbow Advocacy to Stop Domestic & Family Violence in Myanmar
A first time study on domestic and family violence against LGBT people in Myanmar was completed in 2019 and published in a report called, "Rainbow Tears." Grace Poore talks with two Myanmar LGBTI advocates Aung Myo Min & Aint Hmue, who were involved in the study. Findings will be used to push for a new law in Myanmar that prohibits violence against women and is LBT inclusive.
HIV and Human Rights
In this episode of OutRight TV, Head of Operations Kevin Wanzor interviews OutRight Alum Karyn Kaplan. Karyn was an HIV Program Officer for OutRight (then IGLHRC) from 1998 - 2002 and continues to fight for HIV/AIDS treatment access today. Karyn talks about OutRight being invited to speak at the first ever UN General Assembly Special Session on HIV/AIDS and helping mobilize Thailand to create the Thai Drug Users’ Network (TDN), the first of its kind in the region.
Feminism in Algeria
In this episode of OutRight TV, Arabic Media Coordinator Nazeeha Saeed speaks to Hanane Mettouchi, an Algerian feminist. Hanane talks about the feminist movement in Algeria, specifically in the way that they mobilize and campaign for independence, despite the backlash they face.
OutRight Alum Helps Resist Soviet Coup Attempt
In acknowledging 30 years as an organization, this OutRight TV episode features OutRight alum Tom Boellstorff, interviewed by Operations Manager Kevin Wanzor. Tom was a volunteer for OutRight (then IGLHRC) in 1991 during the time IGLHRC hosted the International Gay and Lesbian Symposium and Film Festival in the Soviet Union. Tom talks about working with LGBTIQ activists in the USSR beyond the festival and playing a large role in resisting the Soviet coup d'état attempt by operating as an underground printing press. #OutRight30
From Lebanon to Canada
In this episode of OutRight TV, Arabic Media Coordinator Nazeeha Saeed speaks to Norma Lize, a trans activist from Lebanon who sought asylum in Vancouver, Canada two years ago. Norma, despite living her authentic life in Canada, talks about discrimination she continues to face based on her ethnicity and identity. Together they discuss the positive life changes that have come along with leaving their home country as well as the things they both miss about Lebanon.