ALTURI WORLD VOICES: Get to know them



Nyasha Zhakata – Global Director, The Dream Academy

My name is Nyasha Zhakata (Masi). I’m an out and proud 38-year-old lesbian mom of an incredible daughter. I’m an activist, human rights defender, and the Global Director of The Dream Academy,…

J.P. Der Boghossian — Queer Armenian Library

Based in Minneapolis, the Queer Armenian Library is an online collection of curated works by or about queer Armenians. I spoke to founder J.P. Der Boghossian to learn more about the library…

Alex Meszaros — Identity.Education, Romania

Located in Timișoara, Romania’s third-largest city, Identity.Education was created out of a need for formal representation of the LGBTI community and a lack of spaces for the community to gather. I spoke…

Daniel Arzola – Artivista Mundial

Click for English Daniel Arzola es un “artivista” e inmigrante venezolano queer. Joel Klausler de Alturi conoció a Daniel en Twin Cities Pride y quedó cautivado por su arte. Su conversación se…

DANIEL ARZOLA – GLOBAL ARTIVIST

Haga clic para español 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…

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…