After a series of setbacks in the queer movements in Europe and the US, this panel discussion will give light to the Queer movements in the Global South. Skeiv Verden Vest is inviting speakers from Asia-Pacific, Middle East, Africa and South America to give us a picture of the current situation when it comes to fighting for rights and the existence of LGBTQ+ people around the world.
Frank Mugisha (he/him) LGBT advocate from Uganda, Rafto prize and John F. Kennedy Human Riights winner. Frank is the most prominent LGBT advocate in Uganda
Suneela Mubayi (she/her) scholar, translator and writer. Advocate in gender and sexual liberation, and the intersection between language, the body and poetry. Has Indian descent and citizen of the world
Ana Cortes (she/her) lawyer, activist and researcher. Has a background in working with trans rights cases in Brazil. She is the current Board leader of Skeiv Verden Vest
Romeo Cabarde (he/him) lawyer, queer and political activist from the Philippines. Has a background in law and is very engaged in the promulgation of queer rights in the Philippines.
Moderator: Matthew Gichohi (he/him) is a post doctoral researcher at CMI, his work is focused on questions of identity and gender and the attitudinal/behavioral norms it elicits in individuals seeking political inclusion and representation
This panel discussion is in cooperation of Skeiv verden vest, Raftostiftelsen and CMI – UiB Centre on Law & Social Transformation.

Matthew Gichohi

Post Doctoral Researcher