Dorian Coleman is an author, researcher, and educator with a background in cultural anthropology and special education. Her work focuses on exploring the intricacies of intersectionality in the human experience. She enjoys bringing research to life through storytelling and has a genuine interest in learning more about people from all walks of life.
SEROvie in Haiti Still Awaiting Aid for LGBTQI People a Month After Earthquake
“We have written to various American allies and other organizations with no response or promises,” states project director Steeve Laguerre of SEROvie, in reference to the lack of support the LGBTQI community in Haiti has received after damage incurred by a massive earthquake coupled with tropical storm Grace on August 14. SEROvie is a community-based local organization in Haiti advocating and working for LGBTQI people for health and human rights initiatives.
IVAN DIMOV- SINGLE STEP, BULGARIA
Ivan Dimov, founder, and chairman of Single Step Bulgaria, bore witness to a powerful story that changed his life forever. “Six years ago, I was back in Bulgaria on vacation. I was at an event and met this kid who shared with me that he tried to commit suicide after coming out to his mom.”
LILLY DRAGOEVA – BILITIS FOUNDATION, BULGARIA
Lilly Dragoeva is the Executive Director of Bilitis Foundation, the oldest active LGBTI organization in Bulgaria. Her work experience includes diverse leadership roles, social analysis, and research, and over 15 years of volunteer work. Her own personal experiences as a bisexual woman inspired her to champion causes in social justice for LGBTI people in Bulgaria.
ARBËR KODRA – OPEN MIND SPECTRUM ALBANIA (OMSA)
Arbër Kodra, executive director of Open Mind Spectrum Albania (OMSA), is a well-known activist across Albania and worldwide. As a leader of one of the oldest LGBTI organizations in his country, he has dedicated much of his life to preserving and expanding human rights to all people.
MASEN DAVIS – TRANSGENDER EUROPE
Masen Davis is a world-renowned leader in LGBTQ and human rights. He has led countless initiatives for LGBTQ rights in North America, Europe, and Central Asia. Currently, he is the Executive Director of Transgender Europe, a network of Transgender organizations across Europe and Central Asia. Masen has spent much of his life involved in activism and advocating for LGBTQ people.