ALTURI WORLD VOICES: Get to know them



Lilliya Ten – The Grace, Kyrgyzstan

For the last 10 years, Lillya Ten has been dedicated to protecting and promoting the rights of  LGBTQI people in Kyrgyzstan and across Central Asia. She is currently the Executive Director of…

Agapitus Hausiku – Out-Right, Namibia

Agapitus Hausiku is the director of Out-Right Namibia, a Windhoek-based organization focused on championing equality for LGBTI Namibians. In our conversation, Agapitus shares about the ways in which COVID-19 has hurt LGBTI…

Pedro Julio Serrano – Puerto Rico Para Tod@s

Pedro Julio Serrano is the executive director of Puerto Rico Para Tod@s, a nonprofit organization in Puerto Rico that focuses on political movement support for LGBTQI+ people. He shares his story as…

June Chua – The T Project, Singapore

June Chua was looking for new ventures after decades in the sex work industry and she decided to start The T Project, a housing service and community support nonprofit for transgender Singaporeans…

Alex Kofi Donkor – LGBT+ Rights Ghana

Alex Kofi Donkor is the director of LGBT+ Rights Ghana, an organization focused on achieving social and legal equality for all Ghanaians. Ghana’s political sphere is dominated by religious fundamentalism that criticizes…

Olubiyi Sanders – ISHRAI, Nigeria

Olubiyi Sanders is the executive director of Improved Sexual Health and Rights Advocacy Initiative (ISHRAI), an organization focused on providing exemplary health services for all in Lagos, Nigeria. In this conversation, Olubiyi…

Sarita KC – Mitini Nepal, Kathmandu

Sarita K.C. is the executive director of Mitini Nepal, a woman-led organization in Kathmandu, Nepal, which focuses on LBT (lesbian, bisexual, and transgender) women. Sarita shares her story, her perspectives on efforts…

Dennis Castillo Fuentes – IRCA Casabierta, Costa Rica

Dennis Castillo Fuentes is the director of El Instituto sobre Migración y Refugio LGBTIQ para Centroamérica (IRCA Casabierta), the first and only nonprofit in Costa Rica that works with LGBTIQ refugees and…

Derricia Castillo-Salazar – Our Circle, Belize

Derricia Castillo-Salazar is a retired captain of the Belize Defense Force whose extensive advocacy around HIV/AIDS policies grew into a platform for LGBTI activism. She co-founded and currently heads Our Circle Belize,…

Simeon Vassilev – GLAS, Bulgaria

Simeon Vassilev is the head of GLAS (Gays and Lesbians Accepted in Society) Foundation in Bulgaria, a community connector for LGBTI activism and events. He shares about how the GLAS Foundation has…

Kalki Subramaniam – Sahodari Foundation, India

Kalki Subramaniam trailblazed a fusion of art and technology as a method for creating social, cultural, and legal changes in India's transgender rights movement. In this article, Kalki shares about the Sahodari…

Javaria Waseem – The Self-Assumed Artist, Pakistan

Javaria Waseem is a Pakistani filmmaker, photographer, and writer who uses art as a tool to raise awareness about gender inequality and anti-LGBTI discrimination. Her photos and illustrations, stamped with a signature…