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Humankind’s strength is its diversity. Free expression of sexuality and gender increasingly defines the societies in which we want to live in the 21st century. But progress is uneven. In 2011, the first UN Resolution on human rights, sexual orientation and gender identity was supported by over 40 countries. Yet in many others, governments still legitimize and sponsor violence against LGBT citizens through legal discrimination, condoned police violence and hate speech.  

The Salzburg Global LGBT Forum was formed in 2013 to establish a truly global space to reflect upon and advance the LGBT and Human Rights discussions around the world. Its signature is the international representation of leaders from diverse fields – including human rights, legal, artistic, and religious backgrounds. Founded and chaired by Dr. Klaus Mueller, the Salzburg Global LGBT Forum currently connects representatives from more than 65 countries (as of February 2017).

Upcoming events:

Salzburg Global LGBT Forum - Home: Safety, Wellness, and Belonging
May 14 to 19, 2017

Most recent sessions:

Building structures to support equal rights for LGBT people

Seminar and networking reception at the Embassy of Canada, Berlin, Germany, July 21, 2016

Salzburg Global LGBT Forum: The Many Faces of LGBT Inclusion
October 2 to 7, 2016

Salzburg Global LGBT Forum: LGBT Human Rights & Social Cohesion

June 14 to 19, 2015


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Salzburg Global LGBT Forum - Day 1: "Going Global"
Salzburg Global LGBT Forum - Day 1: "Going Global"
Louise Hallman 
“The global discussion has reached a critical point where we need to secure progress,” declared founder and chair of the Salzburg Global LGBT* Forum, Klaus Mueller. Speaking at the opening of the third annual Forum, Mueller urged the growing network of LGBT rights advocates to ensure this global attention is met with “real structural changes” before attention and momentum is lost. “Now is the time to combat for full equality,” he added. To this end, this year’s program focuses on Strengthening Communities: LGBT Rights & Social Cohesion.  “Some states...use homo- and transphobia as a marker of their cultural identity, national sovereignty or religious purity. So-called ‘traditional family values’ are claimed to justify the exclusion of their lesbian, gay, trans- and intersexual citizens from legal protection, their daughters and sons from their families, their neighborhoods, their culture. Advocating hierarchies, exclusion and hate, they threaten the very fabric of family, parenthood and citizenship which are defined by inclusion, protections and equality,” stated Mueller. The Salzburg Global LGBT was founded in 2013 with the goal to engage in and strengthen the global conversation on LGBT human rights, developing a long-term global and personal network – which now spans 53 countries six continents – that enables LGBT advocates across the world to understand each other and join forces in developing and galvanizing international solidarity.  Over the course of the five-day program, Fellows will focus on how to advance LGBT rights both locally and globally, focusing on the social impact and economic cost of social exclusion of LGBT communities; the value of LGBT community-led storytelling in enhancing visibility and acceptance of sexual minorities; and the need for truly transformative change. “Before the global attention wanes – and it will – can we identity the decisive steps needed to advance LGBT human rights?” asked Mueller. Through facilitating global conversations, working groups and exhibitions, Salzburg Global hope the Fellows will find some helpful answers.

Going Global - Help or Hindrance?

That global attention on LGBT issues has increased is indisputable – but is this having a positive impact on individual nation’s situations? As the 57 Fellows from 33 countries grappled with the question, the overwhelming response was: not always. Too often “helicopter researchers” come into countries without a real understanding of the local context, explained Kasha Nabagasera of Uganda. “They take our stories but they don’t give back,” she added. Often these stories only portray the extremes, calling certain countries “the worst place in the world to be gay.” This narrative is not helpful, Fellows agreed, as it enables countries to maintain their regressive laws on the assumption: “At least we’re not the worst!” “Sometimes we need the world to make noise,” added Nabagasera. “Sometimes we need quiet diplomacy.” Too often the international attention given to LGBT rights enables homophobic governments to claim that sexual minorities are not a natural feature of their societies but instead a Western import. Xin Ying of China added that LGBT advocates are often advised to avoid working with Americans. International media and advocates need to realize and respect the local situation, recognizing that it is not the same from country to country. Marriage equality and gay adoption might be a priority in some countries – but you cannot advocate for these rights if homosexuality is still illegal. Even if legal recognition and protection are in place, these laws can be “hollow” if they are not supported by real societal change. We need to sensitize institutions like the police, maintained one Fellow. Nor is the situation the same across communities. Homophobia is rife in Latin America, remarked one Fellow, but trans acceptance is higher than in more LGB-tolerant societies: what can be learned? But this is not to say that the global conversation cannot be helpful. Global alliances can provide valuable support – financially and emotionally, offering the aspiration: “If they can do it there, we can do it here – and in our lifetime.”

Voices of Fellows

Sometimes the Chinese LGBT activists localize the projects or campaigns from abroad, which can help our community become more visible and develop more alternate strategies. We also try to adopt best practices from other countries and form connection with activists from those countries to exchange opinions and information. We recently learnt to get involved in litigation to promote our advocacy.

You have to think globally, and strategize globally. You think of a globally strategic plan, but at the same time you have to give everyone in the field the ability to change this strategic plan according to the specific needs of each country. You cannot impede equality. It is inevitable in humans to have equality. That is where global perspective is influencing local perspective. You have to strategize at both levels: global and local. It gives an idea of where we are in terms of LGBT rights not in a particular country, but globally. There is no place that is perfect and picking a particular country and saying that needs improvement or that needs improvement, is just too narrow. So it sets the perspective of where we are as humanity... But the most important part of global movement is that it inspires other people to become activists. When they see that change has been achieved somewhere in the previous years, it makes it feel like it is possible to achieve it in our country. The global movement has brought the issue [of LGBT community in Uganda] to the forefront. The countries that were never paying attention are beginning to pay attention. It is no longer under the carpet. People have to face reality that it is happening in our backyards, it is happening in our own homes. For me that is a positive thing that activists are willing to speak out and put a face to the struggle. There is also a negative side. The line ‘LGBT rights’ is being misinterpreted by people, who think we are asking for special rights. So it should be human rights for LGBT people. That language needs to change to encompass it in to general human rights for everybody. Download Day 1 Newsletter
The Salzburg Global program Strengthening Communities: LGBT Rights & Social Cohesion is part of multi-year series Global LGBT Forum. The list of our partners for Session 551 can be found here. For more information, please visit: www.salzburgglobal.org/go/551 You can follow all discussions online on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram via the hashtag #SGSlgbt *LGBT: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender. We are using this term as it is currently widely used in human rights conversations on sexual orientation and gender identity in many parts of the world, but we would not wish it to be read as exclusive of other cultural concepts, contemporary or historical, to express sexuality and gender, intersex and gender-nonconforming identities.
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Salzburg Global LGBT Forum is back for third time
Salzburg Global LGBT Forum is back for third time
Rachitaa Gupta 
In light of continuous globalization, the challenges faced by the LGBT* and human rights movements are no longer only regional or national. They are influenced by a multitude of factors at global level. The third edition of Salzburg Global LGBT Forum: Strengthening Communities - LGBT Human Rights and Social Cohesion, will see participants from 33 countries come together and discuss the issues faced by their community from a global perspective. Since its inception in 2013, Salzburg Global LGBT Forum and its Fellows have been working to advance civil dialogue through further developing an active network of global LGBT and human rights actors. The Forum’s goal is to negotiate these interconnected global challenges and advance the free and equal rights of all LGBT people. Building on the previous two Global LGBT Fora, this year the Forum looks to focus on social cohesion as a central issue for LGBT communities across the world, whether in societies still fighting for equal treatment or those struggling against brutal exclusion and marginalization. Global LGBT Forum believes that targeted investments in areas like democratic institutions, families and communities (including alternative families), social justice and human rights activists, education and employment, housing, and protection from hate crimes and bullying is required to form socially cohesive societies. During the six day session, from June 14 - June 19, the Forum will discuss various issues like, the progress or backlash the local and national LGBT communities face in light of global attention, situation of LGBT refugees, and the costs of social discrimination. The program will develop the main themes through a highly communicative approach and alternate between panel discussions; working groups; evening readings, film and/or photography presentations; and ad hoc smaller groups exploring questions posed by participants. Formed in cooperation between its Founder and Chair, Dr. Klaus Mueller (kmlink Consultancy) and Salzburg Global Seminar, to establish a truly global space to reflect upon and advance the LGBT and Human Rights discussions around the world, the Salzburg Global LGBT Forum hopes its third edition will be another step forward in achieving that goal. The Salzburg Global program Global LGBT Forum - Strengthening Communities: LGBT Rights & Social Cohesion is part of multi-year series Global LGBT Forum. The list of our partners for Session 551 can be found here. For more information, please visit the link: http://www.salzburgglobal.org/issues-programs/justice/2010-2019/2015/session-551.html *LGBT: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender. We are using this term as it is currently widely used in human rights conversations on sexual orientation and gender identity in many parts of the world, but we would not wish it to be read as exclusive of other cultural concepts, contemporary or historical, to express sexuality and gender, intersex and gender-nonconforming identities.
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Salzburg Global Fellow on TIME Magazine Cover
Salzburg Global Fellow on TIME Magazine Cover
Rachitaa Gupta 
Kasha Jacqueline Nabagesera, a Fellow of the Salzburg Global LGBT Forum, was featured on the cover of the TIME Magazine’s European Edition: Out in Africa this week. Boldly posing, with her fist raised on the cover of TIME, Nabagesera is the leading LGBT activist in Uganda, a country facing extreme homophobia, following the passing of a bill in 2014 that can lead to life imprisonment for the LGBT community. Nabagesera is also the co-editor of Bombastic, Uganda’s first LGBT publication. She told The Advocate that she hopes the cover will not only bring awareness to the plight of LGBT Ugandans, but also help people realize globally that LGBT people are their friends, neighbors, and family members.  “It’s a great honor for me to be on the cover because it brings attention to the global LGBT struggle,” Nabagesera told The Advocate. “Now many people will know about the struggles LGBT people go through in Africa and the world over. They will realize that the people they hate most are actually the people they love most when they get to read the article. They could be hating on their beloved family and friend without knowing they are LGBT.” Nabagesera was featured as a part of a photo essay by Robin Hammond showcasing 65 portraits of LGBT people, from 15 different countries, who have faced discrimination. According to Hammond, the photographs were all posed portraits and it was a collaboration between him and the subject. “I would ask them how we could illustrate their story. The results were sometimes interesting. Kasha, the Ugandan lesbian activist, wanted to be shown as a strong leader. I asked her if she had a symbol of strength — she rose her fist,” Hammond told TIME. "We have very long way to go in this struggle but I am glad we are not just sitting back," Nabagesera said in the photo essay. She is also the founder of gay rights organization Freedom and Roam Uganda (FARUG), and attended both the sessions of Global LGBT Forum at Salzburg Global Seminar. She has been advocating for the rights of the LGBT community in Uganda globally at various international fora. As a plenary speaker at the Founding gathering Global LGBT Forum 2013, she talked about the need for the international politicians and campaigners to coordinate with the local activist to fight against the hate crimes plaguing the countries. She was also a panel speaker at the Public Forum at the German Federal Foreign Office during the Berlin meeting 2014, where she shared her experience of helping the local activists in Uganda cope during the government and public crackdown through security and safety training. In 2013, Nabagesera was awarded the Nuremberg International Human Rights Award for continuing her fight for the rights of the LGBT community in Uganda despite the threats of imprisonment and death she faces every day in her country. She will be returning to the Salzburg Global Seminar for the 3rd Global LGBT Forum- Strengthening Communities: LGBT Rights and Social Cohesion. * LGBT: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender. We are using this term as it is widely recognized in many parts of the world, but we would not wish it to be read as in any way exclusive of other cultures, terms or groups.
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New LGBT Fellows
New LGBT Fellows
Rachitaa Gupta 
At the brink of our third meeting of the Salzburg Global LGBT Forum we want to use the momentum and start a new twice-a-year newsletter for our Global LGBT Forum Network. In this edition (subscribe here) we start with a few highlights from our past Fellows and the new people joining us this year. We hope that it inspires you to reconnect, and even more, share with us your own stories for future editions of our newsletter. If you want to reach out to our Fellowship Network, please keep us updated and send your updates to: fellowship@salzburgglobal.org  Salzburg Global Seminar would like to welcome the following new fellows to its Global LGBT Forum, who will be joining us for Global LGBT Forum - Strengthening Communities: LGBT Rights & Social Cohesion.
Rangita de Silva de Alwis was appointed Associate Dean for International Affairs, University of Pennsylvania Law School in January, 2015. She was also honored by the SEC Women's Committee "for her contributions as an advocate, scholar, and policy maker forging the path for women’s equality." Kiromiddin Gulov is director of Equal Opportunities at AIDS Action Europe, the only organisation providing support for LGBT community in Tajikistan. He was a panelist at the 2nd Regional Practical Conference “Eurasian Trans Health” (forming the system of medical care for transgender people in the CIS countries) in October 2014. Robert Moeller, Assistant Professor at Middlebury College, authored an article 'An episodic analysis of substance use and risky sexual behavior in a racially diverse sample of young men who have sex with men' in Journal of Gay and Lesbian Social Services. His research is also published in Journal of Homosexuality. Arber Nuhiu, Executive Director at Center for Social Group Development in Kosovo, contributed to the Youth Initiative for Human Rights – Kosovo report, “Freedom and Protection for Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals and Transgender in Kosovo” in 2013. Stefan Scholz spoke at Discussion Meeting on EU Enlargement in the Western Balkans – Strengthening Regional Cooperation in April 2015. He is Head of Department, Planning and Programming Development at Federation Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs. Wei Wei, Associate Professor of Sociology at East China Normal University, published his second book 'Queering Chinese Society: Urban Space, Popular Culture and Social Policy in Chinese. Kaoru Aoyama co-authored 'Asian Women and Intimate Work' published in 2013, which was the Winner of the 2014 Choice Outstanding Academic Title Award. Patricia Davis was panel speaker at 'Global Leadership in the Fight for LGBT Rights and Equality' event on Capitol Hill in December 2014. She is the Director for Global Programs, Human Rights, and Labor at US Department of State. The Salzburg Global program Global LGBT Forum - Strengthening Communities: LGBT Rights & Social Cohesion is part of multi-year series Global LGBT Forum. The list of our partners for Session 551 can be found here. For more information, please visit the link: http://www.salzburgglobal.org/issues-programs/justice/2010-2019/2015/session-551.html You can follow all the discussion on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram by following the hashtag #SGSlgbt. * LGBT: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender. We are using this term as it is widely recognized in many parts of the world, but we would not wish it to be read as in any way exclusive of other cultures, terms or groups.
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LGBT Fellow Updates
LGBT Fellow Updates
Rachitaa Gupta 
We are starting a new twice-a-year newsletter for our Global LGBT Forum Network (subscribe here). In this edition we start with a few highlights from our past Fellows and the new people joining us this year. We hope that it inspires you to reconnect, and even more, share with us your own stories for future editions of our newsletter.
Tamara Adrian was appointed Chair of the IDAHOT Committee’s Board of Trustees in March 2014. IDAHO Committee was created in 2005 by the founders of the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia “For the past 10 years, the IDAHO Committee has worked to make the Day (May 17) become the single biggest LGBT global annual mobilization moment.” Also see our video interview with Tamara Adrian. (Fellow of Salzburg Global LGBT Forum: Creating Long Term Global Networks to Sustain LGBT Human Rights Organizations and LGBT and Human Rights: New Challenges, Next Steps) Kasha Jacqueline Nabagesera was featured on the cover of the TIME Magazine's European Edition: Out in Africa, this week. She was also the recipient of 2013 Nuremberg Human Rights Award. She also launched Bombastic, first LGBT publication in Uganda. Also see our feature on her. (Fellow of Salzburg Global LGBT Forum: Creating Long Term Global Networks to Sustain LGBT Human Rights Organizations and LGBT and Human Rights: New Challenges, Next Steps) Ralf Kleindiek was appointed State Secretary at the Federal Ministry for Family Affairs by minister Manuela Schwesig in January 2014. (Fellow of Salzburg Global LGBT Forum: Creating Long Term Global Networks to Sustain LGBT Human Rights Organizations) Michael Kirby, a long time Fellow of Salzburg Global Seminar, was appointed Vice Chair of the Human Rights Institute of the International Bar Association and Commissioner of UNAIDS Commission on Sustainable Health. He was the Commissioner and Chair, UN Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea and was awarded the Leo Nevas Award for Human Rights from the UN Foundation of the USA. Yinhe Li was featured in New York Times for promoting the rights of LGBT community in China. She and her partner were also featured on the cover of People Weekly, one of the most widely read magazines in China. Also see our video interview with Yinhe Li. (Fellow of LGBT and Human Rights: New Challenges, Next Steps) Fadi Zaghmout will be releasing English translation of his first novel "Aroos Amman" in July, 2015 after presenting a translated chapter of his book for the first time at our Founding gathering Global LGBT Forum 2013. Titled "The Bride of Amman", the novel was first published in 2012 in Arabic and "takes a sharp-eyed look at the intersecting lives of four women and one gay man in Jordan’s historic capital, Amman—a city deeply imbued with its nation’s traditions and taboos." He also published his second book, "Heaven on Earth" in 2014. (Fellow of LGBT and Human Rights: New Challenges, Next Steps) Travis Kong presented a short video on older Chinese gay men during our Founding gathering Global LGBT Forum 2013, with a very lively and supportive discussion, and has continued working on this topic. He now presented his book 'Oral History of Older Gay Men in Hong Kong' and was featured in Gay and Grey Talk in March, 2015. The book documents "twelve life stories of such men and captures how complexity of their lives is interwoven with the Hong Kong history, as well as the difficulties and hardships they have encountered especially due to their sexual orientation, through colonial to contemporary times." Also see our video interview with Travis Kong. (Fellow of LGBT and Human Rights: New Challenges, Next Steps) Nazeeha Saeed was nominated for the Johann Philipp Palm Award, by the Committee to Protect Journalists for showing "a dedicated commitment to free expression in a country with consistent history of repression and censorship and denial, despite the risks to her safety." (Fellow of LGBT and Human Rights: New Challenges, Next Steps) Zanele Muholi shared her work and new projects with us in a lively evening presentation at our Founding gathering Global LGBT Forum 2013, and now works on her exhibition Zanele Muholi: Isibonelo/Evidence at Brooklyn Museum. This exhibition is the "most comprehensive museum presentation to date of Muholi’s works and features several of the artist’s ongoing projects about lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) communities, both in her home country and abroad." (Fellow of LGBT and Human Rights: New Challenges, Next Steps) Ana Chacon took the office as the Vice President of Costa Rica in the administration of Luis Guillermo Solís. She is one of the two Vice Presidents of Costa Rica and was elected on May 8, 2014. Also see our video interview with Ana Chacon. (Fellow of LGBT and Human Rights: New Challenges, Next Steps) Klaus Mueller curated In the Pink Triangle: a Memorial Space for the larger exhibition Homosexualities at the German-Historical Museum and Gay Museum in Berlin that opens on June 26, 2015.  His exhibition In whom can I still? on the Nazi persecution of homosexuals was shown in Pretoria, Johannesburg, Durban, and Cape Town, South Africa. (Founder and Chair, Salzburg Global LBGT Forum). If you want to reach out to our Fellowship Network, please keep us updated and send your updates to: fellowship@salzburgglobal.org * LGBT: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender. We are using this term as it is widely recognized in many parts of the world, but we would not wish it to be read as in any way exclusive of other cultures, terms or groups.
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Salzburg Global LGBT Forum: Creating Long-Term Global Networks to Sustain LGBT Human Rights Organizations
Salzburg Global LGBT Forum: Creating Long-Term Global Networks to Sustain LGBT Human Rights Organizations
Salzburg Global Seminar 
The report from the May 2014 program of the Salzburg Global LGBT* Forum is now available online. The Salzburg Global LGBT Forum was formed in June 2013 to establish a truly global, open and conducive space to reflect upon and advance the LGBT human rights discussion worldwide. To ensure a sustainable follow-up to the Salzburg gathering, the German Federal Foreign Office, in conjunction with Salzburg Global Seminar, brought together, in Berlin, human rights leaders from China, India, Germany, Lebanon, Russia, South Africa, Syria, Uganda, and Venezuela for three days of consultations in May 2014 as part of the Salzburg Global session Salzburg Global LGBT Forum: Creating Long-Term Global Networks to Sustain LGBT Human Rights Organizations. You can read more about the sessions and the Salzburg Global Fellows' recommendations in the report below.
Download the report as a PDF *LGBT: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender. We are using this term as it is currently widely used in human rights conversations on sexual orientation and gender identity in many parts of the world, but we would not w ish it to be read as exclusive of other cultural concepts, contemporary or historical, to express sexuality and gender, intersex and gender-nonconforming identities.  
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Re-envisioning Salzburg Global Seminar
Re-envisioning Salzburg Global Seminar
Salzburg Global Seminar 
Salzburg Global Seminar proudly presents its new periodical, The Salzburg Global Chronicle. Replacing the traditional annual President’s Report, the new publication “chronicles” Salzburg Global’s programs at Schloss Leopoldskron and around the world, including profiles on both “up-and-coming” leaders and high profile Salzburg Global Fellows, and features on the impact Salzburg Global Seminar, its programs, staff and Fellows have in the world beyond the Schloss.

Highlights include:

15 Faces for the Future  

Salzburg Global Seminar’s mission is to challenge current and future leaders to tackle problems of global concern. To this end, Salzburg Global brings young, emerging leaders to Schloss Leopoldskron, not only for our Academies programs, but for every Salzburg Global session. Nearly 500 of our 1844 Fellows who attended sessions between 2011 and 2013 were under the age of 40, in addition to the more than 800 Academies participants. Below are just 15 of our remarkable young Fellows.

The Power of Partnership 

Salzburg Global Seminar’s programs would not happen without our partners. Partners provide not only the intellectual capital and input to drive the session forward but often the much needed financial capital necessary to bring Fellows and faculty to Salzburg. But what do partners get out of working with Salzburg Global?

A Distinct History, a Universal Message  

For three days, at a palace once home to the local Nazi party leader, experts from across the globe considered the value of Holocaust education in a global context at a symposium hosted by Salzburg Global and the US Holocaust Memorial Museum. They proved the Holocaust is more than just a European or Jewish experience.

Strength in Diversity 

LGBT rights are moving up the international agenda, and while progress is being made, at the same time some countries are passing increasingly regressive laws. In June 2013, Salzburg Global convened its first ever Salzburg Global LGBT Forum addressing LGBT and Human Rights: New Challenges, Next Steps, starting a truly global conversation.

An Unlikely Constellation of Partners  

Historically Black Colleges and Universities and the Appalachian College Association, member institutions of which serve predominantly white students, do not seem like the most obvious of partners. But this did not stop them from coming together to transform their schools into sites of global citizenship through the Salzburg Global Seminar-led, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation-funded Mellon Fellow Community Initiative.

Media Change Makers

Since helping to launch the program in 2007, Salzburg Global President Stephen L. Salyer has taken a hands-on role in the Salzburg Academy on Media and Global Change: helping to devise the program, delivering lectures and mentoring students. This year, he met with student representatives from each region represented at the eighth annual program to find out how the Academy is helping shape them. The Chronicle is available online at chronicle2013.salzburgglobal.org and to download as a PDF and in our ISSUU Library    Download the Salzburg Global Chronicle as a PDF Print copies are available at Hotel Schloss Leopoldskron and all upcoming Salzburg Global Seminar events and programs.
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VIDEOS

 

In the lead up to our fifth session of the Salzburg Global LGBT Forum, we're sharing videos from our session in Chiang Rai, Thailand last year.

This week's theme is ASIA

Founder and Chair of the Salzburg Global LGBT Forum Klaus Mueller explains why the Salzburg Global LGBT Forum met in Asia

Laurindo Garcia on the diversity and complexity of LGBT lives in Asia

Bao Chau Nguyen and Seakley Pipi Say on being happy & transgender

Thilaga Sulathireh on LGBT communities in Asia

Passang Dorji on coming out on TV in Bhutan and the progress made in his country since then

Cha Roque about being a lesbian filmmaker

Pema Dorji on being bullied in school