ALTURI WORLD VOICES: Get to know them



DANIEL ARZOLA – GLOBAL ARTIVIST

Daniel Arzola is a queer Venezuelan immigrant Artivist. Alturi’s Joel Klausler met Daniel at Twin Cities Pride and was captivated by his art. Their conversation evolved into a thematic expression of Daniel’s…

Anette Mäletjärv — Estonian LGBT Association

Based in Tallinn, the capital of Estonia, the Estonian LGBT Association aims to create a fair and safe state for LGBT+ people by influencing government policies and legislation. I spoke to Anette…

Leanne Mc Brearty — Inishowen Pride, Ireland

On 5 June, County Donegal saw its first Pride parade, organized by the Inishowen Pride committee. I spoke to Leanne Mc Brearty, a member of the organizing group, about what it took…

Keio Soomelt — Festheart Film Festival, Estonia

In 2021, the LGBT+ film festival Festheart celebrated its fifth anniversary in Estonia. I spoke with Keio Soomelt, one of the founders and head organizer of the festival, to discuss what it…

Suspended Gay Priest Krzysztof Charamsa Wants LGBT Catholics to Get Angry

Alturi catches up with former Vatican official Krzysztof Charamsa, who, since coming out and being promptly fired in 2015, has been quietly stirring up the Catholic Church’s next ideological evolution in his…

The Kisumu Feminists Society Wants Justice For Sheila Lumumba

The Kisumu Feminists Society was founded as an LGBT-inclusive feminist organization in Kisumu, Kenya when the women's movement and the LGBT movement could not stand alone in the face of gender-based violence…

서울퀴어문화축제 – 한국 성 소수자 프라이드를 축하

한국을 상상하면 대부분 사람들은 강력한 퀴어 공동체를 생각하지 않다. 한국에서는 성 소수자 진전의 획기적인 사건들에 비해서 보수적인 문화와 우익성향의 종교에 대해 더 크게 보도된다. 그렇지만, 서울퀴어문화축제같은 단체가 퀴어 한국인 프라이드를 위한 길을…

Seoul Queer Culture Festival – Celebrating Korean LGBTI Pride

South Korea is not traditionally known for its robust queer community. Its conservative culture and religious right-wing make far more headlines than landmark cases of LGBTI progress. However, this expectation is slowly…

CZESLAW WALEK — PRAGUE PRIDE

Prague Pride is an NGO based in the Czech Republic (also called Czechia) which strives to make a safe environment where LGBTI people can be themselves. Alturi’s Joel Klausler recently spoke with…

What Russia’s invasion means for LGBTI Ukrainians

On 24 February, Russian President Vladimir Putin launched a full-scale invasion of Ukraine. Since then, numerous cities have been under siege — including the capital, Kyiv — and more than two million…

How Paul Radecki and LGBT Russians Fought Censorship and Won

Russian Simmer Paul Radecki explains what motivated him to lead the #weddingsforrussia campaign and start a petition to reverse Sims 4 creator Electronic Arts’ (EA) decision not to release a game pack,…

Aspiring Community Activist Josh Stols on the South African Testosterone Shortage

Josh Stols is an aspiring community activist from Johannesburg, South Africa, working to spread the story of South Africa’s sudden shortage of depo-testosterone and the neglect of the trans community by South…