LGBTIQ Tag

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...

They say … That each is born owing to their past karma, Distinguishing a dignitary from a lowly farmer… That in our past lives we must have been sinners, So in this one we can never be winners… That society works like a hand with unequal fingers, While we are an excess digit that lingers.   But we won’t be fooled that this impeaching Discrimination is the wise Buddha’s teaching. Society is made by the hands of many, To which we contribute no less than any. The hands of a kathoey* are no cruder Nor less human than those of the Buddha.   There’s no distinction that can separate us, Whether tribe, rank, age, gender or any status. All primordial hands were imprinted equal In the Americas, Africa, Asia, Europe and Australia, Before Hammurabi inscribed his stele legal And sovereignty was invented in Westphalia.   Our hands that have wiped oceans of tears And trembled in handcuffs under mountains of fears Like those fighting...