Keynote Speakers

Keynote Speakers


Speakers with fascinating stories share their visions

World Outgames has invited an exiting array of fascinating and leading keynote speakers.

The list of keynote speakers who have already confrimed their attendance includes:

Thomas_Hammarberg50   Thomas Hammarberg, Commissioner for Human Rights, Council of Europe
Marcia Kran Marcia Kran - Director, Research and Right to Development Division
Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights
Belinda Pyke   Belinda Pyke, Director for Equality between Men and Women, Action against Discrimination, Civil Society in the European Commission
John Amaechi   John Amaechi, Retired NBA player and Amnesty International Ambassador
Parvez_Sharma_50     Parvez Sharma, a Muslim gay filmmaker
Michelle_Douglas_50   Michelle Douglas, a Canadian human rights activist
Cleve Jones  

Cleve Jones, American LGBT human rights activist portrayed in the motion picture Milk

georgina_beyer_50   Georgina Beyer, the first transsexual in the world to be elected Mayor and member of Parliament
Pascal_Lepine50   Pascal Lépine, Secretary General of the International Gay and
Lesbian Chamber of Commerce.
Kemone_Brown50   Kemone Brown, young lesbian activist and feminist from Jamaica
morten_kjaerum_50   Morten Kjerum, Director of the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights
Fikile Vilakazi Fikile Vilakazi, Director of the Coalition of Africans Lesbians (CAL)
Axel Axgil Axel Axgil, the first man in the world to enter a domestic partnership for same-sex couples
Virginia Apuzzo   Virginia Apuzzo, feminist, politician and activist

Vitit Muntarbhorn, UN Special Rapporteur and co-chair The Yogyakarta Principles

Ritt Bjerregaard Ritt Bjerregaard, Lord Mayor of Copenhagen
Amaranta Gomez Amaranta Gómez Regalado, Mexican indigenous trans

Sunil Babu Pant, Director of the Blue Diamond Society and the first openly gay member of Nepal’s Parliament.

Rasha_Moumneh_50   Rasha Moumneh, researcher on the Middle East and North Africa at Human Rights Watch
Lawrence M. Mute   Lawrence M. Mute, Commissioner with the Kenya National Commission on Human Rights
Rogerio Sottili   Rogerio Sottili, Vice Minister in the Special Secretariat of the Presidency of the Republic on Human Rights in Brazil
Hong Suk   Suk Hong, South Korean television actor and comedian
Bin Xu Bin Xu, Director of Common Language
Marcela Sánchez Buitrago Marcela Sánchez Buitrago, social worker and LGBT activist


SAS, Official airline of World Outgames 2009
Hivos, Dutch non-govermental organisation
Danish Year of Sport
Politiken, leading Danish newspaper
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