Impact of COVID19 on the LGBTI+ Community @ Copenhagen 2021 Human Rights Conference

Published August 15, 2021

Join us for a session “Plenary #1: Impact of COVID19 on the LGBTI+ Community”at @cph2021’s Human Rights Conference led by @kaleidoscopetrust. The international hybrid (online/remote) session will focus on what the COVID19 pandemic has meant for LGBTI+ communities globally and how we can, as a movement, make sure that the pathway towards recovery is equitable and inclusive of LGBTI+ persons and their specific needs.

The panellists include:

Martin Karadzhov (Ilga World) @martin.karadzhov has been involved in the field of SRHR, LGBTI rights and HIV prevention since he was 13 years old. He currently works for @metrocharity, where he leads an LGBTQI youth service and trains professionals on inclusion. He also works for @lgbtconsortium, where he supports over 110 LGBTI+ groups and organisation and leads on a mapping project in London.

Erykah Werner (Égides – Alliance internationale francophone) @w.erykah is a Rwandan Canadian afro-feminist LGBTIQ activist with over 10 years of community work experience in Canada, US, and in France. In 2020, she joined the team at Égides, the International Francophone Alliance for Equality and Diversities as the Members Services Manager. As a dark-skin bisexual woman and refugee, Erykah is very passionate about and actively engaged in: decolonizing queer activism, feminism, and culture; issues of mobility and forced displacement of queer people and queer families of the global South and the diaspora; and gender-based violence within queer communities.

Cole Young (Asia Pacific Transgender Network) is a young trans masculine activist from the United States committed to social change and supporting grassroots community organisations, particularly among LGBTQ+ and key populations. A University of Missouri Graduate, and 2018-2019 Fulbright Scholar, Cole currently works as a health program officer for @weareaptn in Bangkok, Thailand.

And moderating the panel, Head of Programmes, @johnnie_san, a law-based human rights and development specialist with 15 years of international experience operating at the intersection of advocacy, policy, and programming to create positive change for those most vulnerable.

Date: 17 August, 16:45 BKK