Women’s Steering Committee representative - Europe and Central Asia
Elected at the ILGA-Europe online gathering, October 2021
Angelica Polmonari (she/her) is a jurist and a lesbian transfeminist and LGBTQIA+ rights activist at the local, national and international levels within the major Italian LGBTI+ non-for-profit organisation Arcigay.
Within Arcigay, Angelica has assumed several leadership roles and has been organising local, national and international conferences, workshops, focus groups and training sessions on transfeminism, LGBTQIA+ and all women’s rights, and SOGIESC issues.
Being a human rights expert, Angelica worked as the personal assistant of the former Italian Minister for Integration and MEP of African descent, Ms. Cécile Kashetu Kyenge, at the European Parliament, and has been collaborating as project manager and SDGs expert with an Italian national NGO named IBO Italia. Throughout the last decade, Angelica has been advocating for LBTQIA+ women’s agency and visibility in society and politics by fostering their full participation in public life and decision-making.
Organisation: Arcigay (Italy)