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Steering Committees

Steering Committees

The five Steering Committees are a group of activists appointed or elected from every region of the world to support ILGA World’s work on bisexual, intersex, trans, women and youth issues. They were established in 2016 by the ILGA membership as a more representative way to continue the work of the ILGA Secretariats.

With seven persons from ILGA World member organisations in each committee, there is a now larger and more geographically diverse body working on the specific concerns of a population group, rather than relying on a single member organisation as was the case with the Secretariats.

The Steering Committees started to really take shape in 2019 when the first chairs of each steering committee were elected at the World Conference in Wellington and each ILGA World region appointed or elected its representatives.

As a result, our whole global family is better represented when ILGA World discusses bisexual, intersex, trans, women, and youth issues! Like with the Secretariats, the Chairs of Steering Committees also join the Executive Board, helping to make sure that our family speaks with one diverse but unified voice.

This is what queer democracy in action looks like!

last updated on: 26 June 2020
(opening photo by Ben Buckland)

Meet the representatives of ILGA World’s Steering Committees

Bisexual Committee

Ian Lawrence-Tourinho

Chair – Bisexual Steering Committee

he/him

Brice Tchuenguia

Bisexual Steering Committee representative – Africa

he/him

Candy Yun

Bisexual Steering Committee representative – Asia

she/her

Rachael Moore

Bisexual Steering Committee representative – Europe and Central Asia

she/her

Oriana López Uribe

Bisexual Steering Committee representative – LAC

she/her

Bisexual Committee – Oceania

Bisexual Steering Committee representative – Oceania

Intersex Committee

Ale López Bemsch | Obioma Chukwuike

interim co-Chairs – Intersex Steering Committee

Obioma Chukwuike

Obioma Chukwuike

Intersex Steering Committee representative – Africa

they/them

Esan Regmi

Intersex Steering Committee representative – Asia

he/him

Dan Christian Ghattas

Intersex Steering Committee representative – Europe and Central Asia

he/him

A photo of Ale Lopez Bemsch

Ale López Bemsch

Intersex Steering Committee representative – LAC

he/him

Intersex Committee – North America & Caribbean

Intersex Steering Committee representative – North America & Caribbean

Mani Bruce Mitchell

Intersex Steering Committee representative – Oceania

they/them/Mx

Trans Committee

Tashnuva Anan

Chair – Trans Steering Committee

she/her

Barbra Wangare

Trans Steering Committee representative – Africa

she/her

Chu Thanh Ha

Trans Steering Committee representative – Asia

he/him

Olena Semenova

Trans Steering Committee representative – Europe and Central Asia

Franco Fuica

Trans Steering Committee representative – LAC

he/they

Susan Gapka

Trans Steering Committee representative – North America & Caribbean

she/her/elle

Ratu Eroni Ledua Dina

Trans Steering Committee representative – Oceania

Women’s Committee

Youth Committee