OutSummit

Global LGBTIQ advocates will once again convene this December at OutRight’s annual Advocacy Week in New York City. The ten day event will have advocates amass for trainings and meetings with U.N. representatives to discuss global LGBTIQ issues. This invaluable collaboration between advocates will culminate at OutSummit, the capstone meeting where attendees are invited to discuss unique social and political issues that LGBTIQ people face in a diverse range of nations. Anjelika Carrillo is a lesbian women engaged in HIV work in Belize, and Latin America and the Caribbean more broadly. She was the co-founder of the first ever NGO providing support to persons living with HIV, in particular men who have sex with men. She has also served as the Director of the National AIDS Commission, and owns her own consultancy company providing technical assistance in the areas of human rights, advocacy training, and capacity building for key affected populations. She...

Global LGBTIQ advocates will once again convene this December at OutRight’s annual Advocacy Week in New York City. The ten day event will have advocates amass for trainings and meetings with U.N. representatives to discuss global LGBTIQ issues. This invaluable collaboration between advocates will culminate at OutSummit, the capstone meeting where attendees are invited to discuss unique social and political issues that LGBTIQ people face in a diverse range of nations. Since 2016, Nikki Brörmann has served at COC Netherlands as the International Advocacy Officer. The scope of Brörmann’s job at COC Netherlands includes liaising with and assisting international partners as they attempt to build stability for LGBTIQ people in their respective countries. In particular, Brörmann is charged with supporting efforts of PRIDE and Bridging the Gaps II campaigns. Here is what Brörmann had to say about building her activist career and causes. Note: the following questions and responses have been edited...

A huge THANK YOU to the dozens of supporters who made sure we met - and exceeded - our match from Logo TV yesterday! We raised $17,842 for #GivingTuesday! -- And thus over $30,000 to ensure that activists from around the world can advocate at the United Nations next week - and attend our OutSummit. Do you have your ticket yet? Join us as we invite the major LGBT global leaders and over 40 activists from around the world at our annual conference to commemorate International Human Rights Day. For details about speakers and panels go to: http://www.outsummit.org/panels-and-workshops-2016/ | Highlights from last year...