GV in the world: Building solidarity in queer communities from Mongolia to Chile

Via Tapan Magazine. Used with permission.

One of the primary goals of Global Voices’ newsroom is to connect people and places around the world that are separated by distance or ideology. As a newsroom, we rarely get to see tangible evidence of our work, however, sometimes we're lucky enough to hear about how our stories have made a direct impact on a community or struggle. Here is one story of how queer activists in Mongolia and Chile connected through GV:

“In March 2023, Global Voices took an interest in my research on ‘Shamed Citizens: Exilic Lived Experiences of Queer Mongolians Abroad’ and wrote an article elaborating on the topic, translating it into Russian, Malagasy, and Spanish languages. The Spanish version has been circulated among Spanish-speaking queer activists and media, who then further explored my master’s thesis on the critical role of the working group to amend the Criminal Code of Mongolia to include provisions of non-discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, and sex characteristics (SOGIESC). Revista Tarpán, Tarpan Magazine in Chile, has just published an article on the LGBTIQ+ situations in Mongolia. … As Gabriel, Director of Tarpán Magazine, puts it, “In Chile, these issues are becoming more relevant every year. Knowing other experiences is always essential.” And there could be further collaboration and exchange of knowledge and experiences between The LGBT Centre (Mongolia) and our Latin American counterparts. In queer solidarity for a better future for ALL of us!”

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