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Our Team

Amar Alfikar

Governance Board member
Representative for East and South East Asia
Based in Indonesia/the UK
Faith tradition/s: Muslim
Pronouns: He, his

Amar is an Indonesian transman Muslim activist, a queer theology enthusiast, with experience within social activism aiming to unpack queer-phobic languages and challenge dehumanizing narratives in theology. In 2019 Amar co-founded Jaringan Transgender Indonesia (Indonesia Transgender Network), in the same year he also publi...
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Ana Ester

Governance Board member
Representative for Latin America, Board Co-Chair
Based in the United States
Faith tradition/s: Christian
Pronouns: She/hers

Ana Ester is a Brazilian feminist-lesbian-queer theologian and holds a Ph.D. and Master in Religious Studies from the Pontifical Catholic University of Minas Gerais, Brazil. She is ordained in the Metropolitan Community Churches and a member of Iglesia Antigua de las Americas. Ana Ester is also a member of the American...
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Chiseche Mibenge

Governance Board member
Representative for Europe, the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand (the Global North region)

Based in the USA
Faith: Christian
Pronouns: She, Her

 Chiseche Mibenge is a human rights educator. She has previously taught at the CUNY Graduate Center, Lehman College and Stanford University and has been invited as a visiting scholar at leading research institutes including: The Department of Peace Studies...
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Dillon Mohamed

Governance Board member
Representative for the Caribbean
Based in Guyana
Faith tradition: Christian
Pronouns: He, his

Dillon is the Caribbean representative on the board of the Global Interfaith Network. Aged 27, he holds a Diploma in Theology and Christian Ministry from the AOG Bible College in Guyana and certificates in Aeronautical Information Services and Air Traffic Management from the Guyana Civil Aviation Training School. Dillon is an air tr...
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Dumisani Dube

Governance Board member
South African Board member
Based in South Africa
Faith tradition/s: Catholic
Pronouns: He, his

Dumisani Dube is a Zimbabwean gay man living in South Africa. A Christian and a human rights activist, Dube has a passion in fighting for LGBTI rights across all spectrums including religious institutions. Dube has been involved in the LGBTI activism for the past 20 years. Having worked for an LGBTI organisation in Zimbabwe f...
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Fr Thomas Ninan

Governance Board member
Representative for South and Central Asia
Based in India
Faith tradition/s: Christian
Pronouns: He, his

Fr Thomas Ninan is an ordained Priest of the Indian Orthodox Church (Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church). He is currently the Executive Secretary – Projects of Christian Service Agency, a service wing of the NCCI and was previously the General Coordinator of the ESHA Project of the National Council of Churches in India, located in ...
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Ishmael Omumbwa

Governance Board member
Board Co-Chair, Representative for Sub-Saharan Africa
Based in Kenya
Faith tradition: Muslim
Pronouns: He, his

Ishmael Bahati is the Executive Director of PEMA Kenya (a place of solace in Kenya), - an organization in the coastal region of Kenya that works to protect human rights and advance social inclusion through policy and advocacy interventions, health promotion and socio-economic empowerment programs for the Gender and Sexual Minority commu...
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Ken Moala

Governance Board member
Representative for the Pacific
Based in Australia
Faith tradition: Christian
Pronouns: He, his

Ken Moala is a Christian Chaplain (Uniting Church in Australia) and Human Rights Activist. He hails from the Samoa Islands in the Pacific Region. Ken holds a Bachelor's degree in Theology from the St Marks Theological College Canberra/ Charles Sturt University. Australia. He is currently serving as a Chaplain at the Gold Coast Un...
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Noor Sultan

Governance Board member
Representative for the Middle East North Africa
Based in Egypt
Faith tradition: Muslim
Pronouns: She, hers

Noor Sultan has been an activist for 10 years in the area of sexual orientation and gender identity in Egypt and Sudan. In 2010, she co-founded Bedayaa Organization. She worked as Networking and Communication director at Bedayaa Organization for five years before she was elected to be the Executive Director of Bedayaa Organization in ...
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Sedica Davids

Governance Board member
Board Secretary, South African Board member
Based in: South Africa
Faith tradition/s: Muslim
Pronouns: She, her

Sedica identifies as a queer Muslim womxn and she is associated with the Claremont Main Road Mosque in Cape Town. As a development consultant who works with marginalised communities in sub Saharan Africa, her experience includes fundraising, strategy, and governance within the LGBTIQ+ sector. Sedica has recently provided sust...
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Tshidi Semenya

Governance Board member
Treasurer, South African Board member
Based in South Africa
Faith tradition: African traditional, Catholic
Pronouns: She, hers

Motshidisi is a dynamic and passionate financial professional with a keen eye for leveraging her experience and resources to create value in the great initiatives that are already in place, or those yet to be conceived. She dedicates her time to constant learning in and around the Finance world, given the...
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Volunteer Translators:

Arabic – Maha Jouini
French – Michael Cousin
Russian – Tatjana Lehatkova

We are still looking for Spanish, Chinese and Swahili translators. If you wish to volunteer, please contact us on info@gin-ssogie.org

Thank you very much to all our volunteers!!