17 May 2022 marks the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Intersexism, and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT) which is celebrated globally to raise awareness for the work still needed to be done to combat the violence and discrimination facing this community.
IDAHOBIT is a day that encourages us to support members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, gender diverse, and intersex communities. This year's theme for IDAHOBIT is Together: Resisting, Supporting, Healing!
We have curated a list of speakers that we are able to connect with your organization to deliver a presentation that supports and emphasizes the importance of gender and sexual diversity.
Yasmin London is the Executive Director of ySafe, Australia's largest online safety education organisation. Yasmin ignites social change through education and courageous conversations.
Yasmin London is an in-demand communication powerhouse whose mission is to equip people with the skills and knowledge to ensure technology enhances their modern-day lives, rather than detracts from it.
As CEO of PROJECT ROCKIT, Lucy’s work has been honoured by UNICEF, the global Family Online Safety Institute, and she has been awarded an Order of Australia Medal for her service to youth and the issue of bullying.
Today Lucy sits on a number of boards including Facebook’s Global Safety Board, Twitter’s Global Trust and Safety Council and she is a Director of the board at Pride Cup - championing LGBTQI+ inclusion through sport. With a blended academic background in Psychology and Creative Arts, Lucy is a mighty force of kindness, equipped with the precious ability to creatively engage young people to generate positive social change.
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Faustina Agolley, affectionally called Fuzzy, has enjoyed a career of over 15 years in Broadcast Television, Music, Djing, Writing, and Theatre.
She's a proud Black and Asian gay Australian of Ghanaian and Chinese-Malaysian heritage.
Chyloe Kurdas, a former elite Australian rules footballer, television and radio sports commentator, spent a decade building the catalyst for the first-ever national women’s football competition, the AFLW, as AFL Victoria’s Female Football Development Manager. She credits being one of the first women to play football on the MCG as one of the best days of her life.
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Regarded as one of Western Australia’s most prominent Young Aboriginal people, Brooke Blurton is already making a real difference in the lives of people experiencing mental health issues.
She works with young vulnerable youth exposed to severe abuse, including those who have been in and out of foster homes, expelled from school or have become homeless.
Nadine Champion is a rare speaker who makes such a profound impression, your audience will still be talking about her long after the event.
Nadine’s mission is to leave your audience feeling uplifted, focused, and incredibly motivated to succeed. She is a highly sought-after thought leader on courage, inner strength and resilience with a delivery that is hilarious, educational, and touching in equal measure.
Deni Todorovic is a Fashion Editor, Celebrity Stylist, Creative Director, Content Creator, Host, and a respected expert voice within the industry with 12 years of industry experience under their belt.
A vocal activist for Queer rights/human rights and pushing the narrative forward, particularly around topics of gender, sexuality, fashion, politics, race, and equality. Deni identifies as Gender Non-Conforming and gay. Their core values are to inform and inspire, whilst always remaining authentic to their sense of self.
JJ Ferrari is someone guided by her intuitions, curiosity, creativity, and her love for people. She’s someone who has always loved risk, uncertainty, learning, and challenges, that being said, nothing could have prepared her for what she would experience when she transitioned her gender from male to female at 53 years old.
As JJ explains “At one point the fear and losses I endured were so debilitating, it nearly took my life. If I was going to survive I would need to find a way to love, trust and accept myself and learn to believe again in what I was capable of achieving. My biggest realisations was that I wasn't having a transgender experience, I was having a human experience”.
A powerhouse of Women's Football, Moana Hope is one of the AFLW's most recognizable figures.
A star junior, Moana competed against the older women from a very young age, honing her craft to become one of the VFLW's most damaging forwards, including a 100-goal season for the St Kilda Sharks before the launch of the AFLW.
Katherine Wolfgramme FRSA is an award-winning Trans Advocate and Gender Diversity Consultant.
Katherine is a multi-award winning and nominated and internationally recognized Australian Trans Advocate and Gender Diversity Consultant, during her advocacy she was formerly the official Ambassador of The Gender Centre, former Board Associate of Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras, former Public Officer of Wear It Purple, Producer of Sydney Transgender Day of Remembrance and contributing writer and journalist for Star Observer based in Sydney Australia and am currently a Fellow at The Royal Society of Arts.
Jason Ball is the 2017 Young Australian of the Year for Victoria, best known as the pioneering LGBTQI+ advocate who in 2012 became the first male Aussie Rules footballer at any level of the game to publicly come out as gay in the national media. Jason used this platform to launch a campaign to challenge homophobia in sport and drive cultural change within the AFL.