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Our Team

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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Fikile Vilakazi

Governance Board member
Additional South African Board member
Based in South Africa
Faith tradition: African traditional spirituality / Christian
Pronouns: They, them

Fikile Vilakazi is a former Executive Director (2007 – 2012) of the Coalition of African Lesbians, a radical feminist organization in Africa that is based in South Africa to champion a collective of African lesbian women feminists. She currently serves as a board member of the Advice Des...
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Ishmael Omumbwa

Governance Board member
Board Co-Chair, Representative for Sub-Saharan Africa
Based in Kenya
Faith tradition: Islam
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 commun...
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Jacq Carver

Governance Board member
Representative for Europe, North America, Australia, New Zealand
Based in The Netherlands
Faith tradition: Jewish
Pronouns: they, them, theirs.

I have been a queer rights activist since I came out in the late 1970’s and have participated in numerous protest and equal rights movements in the US, the UK and Europe, including Act Up in New York, anti- Clause 28 protests in London and Amsterdam, and same-sex marriage protests in the Netherlands.
I believe...
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Kakay Pamaran

Governance Board member
Board Co-Chair, Representative for East & South-East Asia
Based in the Philippines
Faith tradition: Christian
Pronouns: She, hers

Rev Kakay Pamaran is a pastor, ecumenist, peace activist, gender justice advocate, and Bible teacher. She currently serves as Coordinator of Union Theological Seminary's Field Education Office in Dasmarinas in the Philippines. She is also adjunct professor in Scripture and Interpretation. She has a degree in Psychology fr...
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Ken Moala

Governance Board member
Board Co-Secretary, 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
Board member for the Middle East North Africa
Based in Egypt
Faith tradition: Islam
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, her 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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Phumzile Mabizela

Governance Board member
Additional South African Board member
Based in Johannesburg
Faith tradition: Christian
Pronouns: She, hers

Rev. Phumzile Mabizela is the Executive Director of the International Network of Religious Leaders Living with or personally affected by HIV and AIDS (INERELA+) INERELA+. She is also:
Member of Faith Advisory Council to UN Inter-Agency Task Force on Religion.
Member of the World Council of Churches International Ecumenical...
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Sanjay Sharma

Governance Board member
Representative for South and Central Asia
Based in Nepal
Faith tradition: Hindu
Pronouns: He, his

Bio: Sanjay Sharma is an LGBT rights activist from of Nepal. He has been involving in Nepal’s LGBT rights movement since 2003 through different projects on HIV/AIDS, human rights activism, constitutional campaigns, advocacy, capacity building, academic research, and others from grass root level. Sanjay is currently the Assistant Prog...
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Sharon Cox

Governance Board member
Board Co-Secretary, Additional South African Board member
Based in South Africa
Faith tradition: Christian
Pronouns: She, hers

Rev Sharon Cox has been in the human rights sector for over 20 years. Sharon has been with Triangle Project, the oldest LGBTI human rights organisation in Africa, for the past 10 years as their Health and Support Services Manager. Sharon has a passion for what she does and is actively involved in the monitoring of hate cri...
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Tania Irias Guerrero

Governance Board member
Representative for Latin America
Based in Spain
Pronouns: She. hers
Faith tradition: Catholic

Tania Irias Guerrero is a lesbian woman, member of Grupo Lésbico Feminista Artemisa, feminist, Nicaraguan, 36 years old, Computer Engineer, mother of 2 children aged 3 and 12, due to the socio-political crisis that Nicaragua is facing, she is in exile since March 2019, lesbian activist since 2010.

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Tshidi Semenya

Governance Board member
Treasurer
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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Volunteers

 

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!!