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Building Collective Resistance – A trans conversation on anti-gender movements: Webinars

  • Online
  • 15th December 2020, 15:00 CET | English & 16th December 2020, 16:00 ET | Spanish

GATE is excited to invite you to our upcoming conversations on resisting the anti-trans opposition. Join us in building collective knowledge, strategies and actions.

  • Published
  • 9 December 2020
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Since its beginnings, trans activism has responded to stigma, discrimination and violence with strategic planning, collective organizing and political mobilization. Today, more than ever, it is time to come together to strategize, organize and mobilize.

At this moment, and in different parts of the world, trans people´s human rights are at a challenging crossroads. This is a result of the convergence between conservative anti-gender movements (e.g., far-right governments, parties and groups, as well as religious institutions) and radical anti-gender movements (e.g., some feminists and LGB organizations and individuals). In addition to those movements, trans people are being targeted by anti-science ideologies, conspiracy theories and other kinds of social panics. As a consequence, trans people everywhere are facing not only an increased opposition to their human rights but also an increasing opposition to their right to exist at all.

Through this virtual conversation, we propose to expose and share our analysis of the current situation, map ongoing conflicts, and identify opportunities for solidarity and resistance.

Moderator for both sessions: Mauro Cabral Grinspan, Executive Director, GATE.


DATE: Tuesday 15th December | TIME: 15:00 CET / 09:00 EST


  • Bogiárka Fedorkó, Advocacy Officer, International Committee on the Rights of Sex Workers in Europe.
  • B Camminga, African Centre for Migration & Society, Wits University
  • Chamindra Weerawardhana, Senior Consultant – Gender Identity/Expression and
    Sex Characteristics [GIESC] Programme, ILGA World
  • Leo Mulio Alvarez, Health Officer, TGEU
  • Lui Asquith, Director of Legal, Policy and Operations, Mermaids
Building Collective Resistance | English webinar


DATE: Wednesday 16th December | TIME: 22:00 CET / 16:00 EST


  • Franco Fuica, Coordinador de Legislación y Política Pública, OTD Chile
  • Leona Wolf, investigadora, Brasil.
  • Miluska Luzquiños, TRANS – Organización Feminista por los Derechos Humanos de las Personas Trans, Perú
  • Camilo Losada Castilla, investigador, Colombia
  • Jessica Marjane, Fundadora de Red de Juventudes Trans, México.
Building Collective Resistance | Spanish webinar