Yuri Yoursky (he/him) is a Ukraine-born and Estonia-based LGBTI activist. Yuri holds a Master's Degree in International Relations and Europe-Asian studies, and he is in the process of obtaining a Ph.D. in Public Administration with a research topic of “Sustainable Organizational Development of Small Non-Profit NGOs”.
Yuri started his activist path with the Ukrainian community-led organization Gender Zed in Zaporizhzhya, practiced his skills at “Gay Alliance Ukraine”, and over 7 years served the communities in Eastern Europe and Central Asia as a Programs Lead of ECOM – Eurasian Coalition on Health, Rights, Gender and Sexual Diversity. Previously, Yuri was part of the IGLYO (2018-2020) and ILGA-Europe (2020-2022) Boards and currently acts as a Board term at GNP+ (Global Network of People living with HIV).
Yuri is a certified trainer on the topics of non-profit organizational development, MEAL, and fundraising.