Check out the speakers for each day of #OutSummit2020 here:

Keynote Speakers

Geena Rocero

Geena Rocero is a Filipino Americansupermodel, TED speaker, and transgender advocate based in New York City. Rocero is the founder of Gender Proud, a media production company that tells stories of the transgender community worldwide to elevate justice and equality. Rocero has spoken about transgender rights at the United Nations Headquarters, the World Economic Forum, and the White House.



hamed headshot

Hamed Sinno is a New York based musician, poet, vocal instructor, and social justice advocate. They have been the writer and front-person for Mashrouʼ Leila since 2008. They write and lecture about the convergence of music and social justice, and teach singing from their studio in New York. They have a BFA from the American University of Beirut, and are pursuing an MA in Digital Music at Dartmouth College.



Announcement: These sessions will have Spanish Interpretation 
Wed. Dec 9 10:15 -11:15 AM EST
Workshop session – COVID-19 Eight Months Later: The State of LGBTIQ Communities
Wed. Dec 9 11:15 AM 11:30 AM EST
ON STAGE – Keynote address by Geena Rocero
Wed. Dec 9 11:45 AM – 1:00 PM EST
PLENARY ON STAGE –  Movements for Liberation: LGBTQ Activism and Racial Justice
Wed. Dec 9 1:00 – 2:00 PM EST
Workshop session – Legal progress: Advancing LGBTIQ Equality
Thurs. Dec. 10
11:00 AM 12:00 PM EST
Not a Single-Issue Struggle of LGBTI Advocacy: Bringing Race, Disability and Gender to the United Nations 
Fri. Dec 11 10:15 – 11:15 AM EST
Workshop session – Ridding the world of SOGIE Change Efforts: What Options Exist?
Fri. Dec 11 11:15 AM 11:30 AM EST
ON STAGE – Keynote address by Hamed Sinno
Fri. Dec 11 11:45 AM – 1:00 PM EST 
PLENARY ON STAGE – Resistance and Resilience: OutRight and the LGBTIQ Movement over 30 Years*
*This is the plenary in which 1 of the 5 speakers is Spanish-speaking and the rest are English-speaking. 
Fri. Dec 11 1:00 – 2:00 PM EST
Workshop session – Untangling the access to the United Nations
Fri. Dec 11 1:00 – 2:00 PM EST 
Workshop session – Forging ahead: the past present and future of trans liberation globally