OutSummit Plenary Speakers 2017

OutSummit – Pushing the Boundaries for Global LGBTIQ Activism one day conference is assembling a line up of speakers to represent all the letters of our community. Keep checking back regularly additions to the list.

Opening Plenary

LGBTIQ Histories: Stories of Resistance


Moderator: Karyn Kaplan, Executive Director at Asia Catalyst (US)

  • Jennifer Lu, Main Coordinator of Marriage Equality Coalition Taiwan (Taiwan)
  • Steve Letsike, Executive Director of Access Chapter 2 (South Africa)
  • Karamo Brown, Television Host & Producer; First openly gay African American in the history of reality TV (US)
  • Julia Ehrt, Executive Director of Transgender Europe (Germany)

Closing Plenary

The Future of LGBTIQ Rights: Intersectional, Inclusive, and Courageous


Moderator:  Eleanor Openshaw, NY Office Director and Head of Regional Advocacy at International Service for Human Rights (ISHR)

  • Kimberly Zieselman, Executive Director at interAct Advocates for Intersex Youth
  • Miki Wali, Co-Founder and Programme Support Officer at the Haus of Khameleon
  • Eric Gitari, Kenyan Human Rights Lawyer and founder of the National Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (NGLHRC)
  • Jessica Stern, Executive Director of OutRight