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2021 General Meeting & World Conference | Online, November 6-14, 2021

PRESS RELEASE: WorldPride 2025 Bid Won By Kaohsiung Pride In A Historic Vote For The Global And East Asian LGBTQIA+ Communities.

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Conference Partners
Thank you to our Conference Partners this year for the support!

Silver Partners
Kaohsiung Pride | 2025 WorldPride Bidder
Capital Pride Alliance, DC | 2025 WorldPride Bidder

Bronze Partners
Pride.Amsterdam | 2026 WorldPride Bidder
Come Out With Pride, Orlando | 2026 WorldPride Bidder

Crystal Partners
Pride Winnipeg

2021 InterPride Annual Report
We are pleased to present the 2021 InterPride Annual Report. Our volunteer Board and Committees are vital to the organization’s continued success, they drive the work of InterPride. Our Global Advisory Committee as well as our partnerships with Regional Pride Organizations around the globe play a vital role in the success of InterPride and their work has been paramount to the outreach of our organization. We invite you to read their reports to learn more about their work and the work of our organization.

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Saturday, November 6
 

3:00pm UTC

Plenary One

Speakers
avatar for Dave Wait

Dave Wait

State Director, Michigan DECA
avatar for Linda DeMarco (She/Her/Hers)

Linda DeMarco (She/Her/Hers)

Co-President, InterPride
Linda began volunteering with Boston Pride Committee (BPC) in 1998. A year later she became President, growing BPC while wearing many hats. She is readily known as the “one on the golf cart”. As one of its founding members, BPC is an active member of the North East Region (NERP... Read More →
avatar for Kevin Beaulieu

Kevin Beaulieu

WorldPride Committee Co-Chair, InterPride
avatar for Alan Reiff (He/Him/His)

Alan Reiff (He/Him/His)

Board Secretary, InterPride
Retired ESL teacher, a multi-lingual world traveler with a post-graduate degree in Linguistics & Diplomacy who wants to help make the world a better place.Alan has had 30 years of Pride involvement in the U.S. and internationally and has been a volunteer with Heritage of Pride for... Read More →
avatar for Madonna Cacciatore  (She/Her/Hers)

Madonna Cacciatore (She/Her/Hers)

Global Project Manager, InterPride
I am an activist for humans and animals. I've been in the non-profit fundraising world for more than 17.years and vegan for 15.
JS

Jorge Solorio

Governance Co-Chair, InterPride
RU

Rahul Upadhyay

WorldPride Committee Co-Chair, InterPride
avatar for Marsha H. Levine (She/Her/Hers)

Marsha H. Levine (She/Her/Hers)

V.P. of Global Outreach & Partnerships, InterPride
A Pride-organizing veteran since 1980, she is the Founder of InterPride and a co-founder of CAPI, Inc. (Consolidated Associations of Pride, Inc.). Currently, Marsha also serves as InterPride’s Governance Committee Co-Chair. For 18 years, she was San Francisco Pride’s Parade Manager... Read More →



Saturday November 6, 2021 3:00pm - 6:00pm UTC
Plenary

7:00pm UTC

Kink/Fetish/Leather/BDSM in Prides
CLICK HERE to view the recording of the Kink & Fetish in Prides session.

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The debate over whether kink -- i.e., people wearing leather, harnesses, puppy hoods, leashes, and fetish items -- belongs at Pride events meant to celebrate the LGBTQIA+ community is one that many Pride organizers face each year. Many of our Pride celebrations strive to be both family-friendly and sex-positive spaces. Additionally, the kink, leather, fetish, and bondage, dominance, and submission/sadomasochism (BDSM) communities have been part of our movement well before Stonewall. Join this open roundtable discussion about navigating this conversation and making inclusive decisions about our Pride events.

Host
E

Eden

Sex Educator
avatar for Quincy Bastow

Quincy Bastow

Chairperson, ANIMAGI CIC


Saturday November 6, 2021 7:00pm - 7:30pm UTC
Workshop

7:00pm UTC

New Members Orientation & InterPride 101
CLICK HERE to view the recording of the New Members Orientation & InterPride 101 session.

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Intended for first-time InterPride Conference attendees, this workshop explains how InterPride works at the global level, including the work of InterPride's committees and programs. Plenary procedures will also be covered to prepare new members for how InterPride conducts its business during the annual general meeting plenary sessions.

Host
avatar for Debbie Brixey (She/Her/Hers)

Debbie Brixey (She/Her/Hers)

VP Member Services, InterPride
Proud Welsh Lesbian committed to accessibility and visibility for all. Chair of Oxford Pride, Committee member of Witney Pride. Passionate about using my privilege for good.
avatar for Marsha H. Levine (She/Her/Hers)

Marsha H. Levine (She/Her/Hers)

V.P. of Global Outreach & Partnerships, InterPride
A Pride-organizing veteran since 1980, she is the Founder of InterPride and a co-founder of CAPI, Inc. (Consolidated Associations of Pride, Inc.). Currently, Marsha also serves as InterPride’s Governance Committee Co-Chair. For 18 years, she was San Francisco Pride’s Parade Manager... Read More →


Saturday November 6, 2021 7:00pm - 7:30pm UTC
Workshop

8:00pm UTC

Mixer / Networking
Come meet and greet fellow Pride organizers from around the world!


Saturday November 6, 2021 8:00pm - 9:30pm UTC
Networking

9:00pm UTC

Board Meeting
InterPride Board Meeting

Speakers
avatar for Linda DeMarco (She/Her/Hers)

Linda DeMarco (She/Her/Hers)

Co-President, InterPride
Linda began volunteering with Boston Pride Committee (BPC) in 1998. A year later she became President, growing BPC while wearing many hats. She is readily known as the “one on the golf cart”. As one of its founding members, BPC is an active member of the North East Region (NERP... Read More →
avatar for Julian Sanjivan

Julian Sanjivan

Co-President, Interpride
Julian is originally from Malaysia and left for New York City in August 2012 to be part of a fellowship funded by the US Department of State. Upon completion of the program, they applied for asylum due to their life-threatening experience with a group of police officers in Malaysia... Read More →
avatar for Hadi Damien (He/Him/His)

Hadi Damien (He/Him/His)

Co-President, InterPride
Born in Beirut in 1989, Hadi Damien is the initiator and organizer of Beirut Pride, the first Pride in the Arabic-speaking world. Arrested in May 2018 and placed in custody following the homophobic fabrication of a fake, sensational program attributed to Beirut Pride, he was released... Read More →



Saturday November 6, 2021 9:00pm - 10:30pm UTC
Board Meeting
  Board, Meeting
 
Sunday, November 7
 

3:00pm UTC

Plenary Two

Speakers
avatar for J. Andrew Baker (He/Him/His)

J. Andrew Baker (He/Him/His)

PrideRadar Lead - InterPride, InterPride
J. Andrew Baker (he/him) is an indigenous language speaker, ceremony carrier, educator, administrator, artist, counsellor, and activist from Simcoe County, Ontario, Canada. He currently lives in Geneva, Switzerland, where he works with ILGA World (the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual... Read More →
avatar for Robyn Kennedy (She/Her/Hers)

Robyn Kennedy (She/Her/Hers)

Vice President Global Outreach InterPride, InterPride
Robyn Kennedy has a long history of involvement in Pride activism and broader social justice and human rights issues. She is a 78er and a Board Member with First Mardi Gras Inc. She is a past member of the Board of Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras where she played a major role in... Read More →
avatar for Julian Sanjivan

Julian Sanjivan

Co-President, Interpride
Julian is originally from Malaysia and left for New York City in August 2012 to be part of a fellowship funded by the US Department of State. Upon completion of the program, they applied for asylum due to their life-threatening experience with a group of police officers in Malaysia... Read More →
avatar for Alan Reiff (He/Him/His)

Alan Reiff (He/Him/His)

Board Secretary, InterPride
Retired ESL teacher, a multi-lingual world traveler with a post-graduate degree in Linguistics & Diplomacy who wants to help make the world a better place.Alan has had 30 years of Pride involvement in the U.S. and internationally and has been a volunteer with Heritage of Pride for... Read More →
JS

Jorge Solorio

Governance Co-Chair, InterPride
avatar for Marsha H. Levine (She/Her/Hers)

Marsha H. Levine (She/Her/Hers)

V.P. of Global Outreach & Partnerships, InterPride
A Pride-organizing veteran since 1980, she is the Founder of InterPride and a co-founder of CAPI, Inc. (Consolidated Associations of Pride, Inc.). Currently, Marsha also serves as InterPride’s Governance Committee Co-Chair. For 18 years, she was San Francisco Pride’s Parade Manager... Read More →
JP

Jeff Prystajko

Co-Chair, Communications, InterPride
PI

Peter Irungu

Strategic Planning Consultant, InterPride



Sunday November 7, 2021 3:00pm - 6:00pm UTC
Plenary

7:00pm UTC

Caste & Class Impact On Mobility & Accessing Support In South Asia
The session will dive into a discussion on how caste plays an important role in the queer discourse in the South Asian communitites. We will touch upon how caste and/or class impacts accessibility to support systems, and other resources for the persons. We will also touch upon topics on how this trickles into advocacy which affects policy making.

View The Recording:
https://us06web.zoom.us/rec/share/qm5h5q57YyLSbCvt_VCSk8Urv3EJKaWG-tJ1X3AaOH6SUA2RHHqnhxSRHj86zZGb.pLTyblSqGPzkd_ss

Host
avatar for Tushar Kanti Baidya (He/Him/His)

Tushar Kanti Baidya (He/Him/His)

Project Director, Inclusive Bangladesh
Tushar Kanti Baidya is an educator, peacemaker, and human rights activist from Dhaka, Bangladesh. He is the project director of Inclusive Bangladesh and manages various projects for the promotion of peace and to ensure the human rights of the LGBTIQ+ population. He is equally involved... Read More →
avatar for Jannat Ali (She/Her/Hers)

Jannat Ali (She/Her/Hers)

Co-Chair Human Rights and Diversity Committee, InterPride
Jannat Ali is an MBA Gold Medalist Transgender Artivist (Artist + Activist) and the Executive Director of Community Based Organization Track-T. She is a TEDx motivational speaker, World Economic Forum Member, Global Trainer, and Change Mentor. Her work includes community's capacity... Read More →
CM

Chandra Moulee

Co-Chair - CSIC, InterPride
RU

Rahul Upadhyay

WorldPride Committee Co-Chair, InterPride


Sunday November 7, 2021 7:00pm - 8:00pm UTC
Workshop
  Workshop, Specific

7:00pm UTC

Decolonizing Sexual & Gender Diversities
CLICK HERE to view the recording.

Decolonization is the process of deconstructing colonial ideologies of the superiority and privilege of Western thought and approaches. Decolonization involves valuing and revitalizing Indigenous knowledge and approaches, and weeding out Western biases or assumptions that have impacted Indigenous ways of being. A conversation on adjusting northern Pride narratives to reclaim and celebrate sexual and gender diverse cultures from the Global South.

NOTE: This session has been pre-recorded and is available at the video link at the time of the session. There will be no live Q&A, but the pre-recorded video provide the speakers’ contact information for follow-up questions and discussion.

Please help us to track attendance for this pre-recorded session - Please check-in to this workshop by clicking here: https://forms.gle/PGhhpABcGQQ7LFAU6

Speakers
avatar for Erykah Werner

Erykah Werner

Pride coordinator, InterPride
OB

Ouafia Boulanouar

DAC Montpellier



Sunday November 7, 2021 7:00pm - 8:00pm UTC
Workshop
  Workshop, Specific

8:30pm UTC

Cultural Competence vs Cultural Humility
CLICK HERE to view the recording.

Culture is often described as a combined body of knowledge, belief, and behavior. Culture involves a number of elements: personal identification, language, thoughts, communications, actions, customs beliefs, values, and institutions that are often specific to ethnic, racial, religious, geographic, or social groups. Developing cultural competence results in an ability to understand, communicate with, and effectively interact with people across cultures.

Speakers
avatar for Richard Brethour-Bell (He/Him/His)

Richard Brethour-Bell (He/Him/His)

VP of Accessibility, Diversity, and Inclusion., InterPride
Richard was raised in South Central Los Angeles, California. At age 12, he became one of the few inner-city students chosen to attend school in the affluent West San Fernando Valley of L.A. County. After graduating high school, Richard could not afford to attend college. However... Read More →



Sunday November 7, 2021 8:30pm - 9:30pm UTC
Workshop
  Workshop, Specific

8:30pm UTC

Intergenerational Pride: Youth & Seniors
-- CLICK HERE to view the recording. --


It can sometimes be difficult for both youth and seniors to feel truly included in Pride events, and yet, both of these groups hold deep wisdom and importance to and for the Pride movement. As Pride organizers, we need to make steps toward intentionally including LGBTQIA+ youth and seniors in our events, whether that is in explicit youth and/or senior spaces or in creating more opportunities for intergenerational connection. Join a panel discussion with elders and youth to learn about how some Prides are creating these spaces, and generate creative ideas with fellow Pride organizers for meaningful inclusion of the youth and seniors in our communities.

Host
avatar for Robyn Kennedy (She/Her/Hers)

Robyn Kennedy (She/Her/Hers)

Vice President Global Outreach InterPride, InterPride
Robyn Kennedy has a long history of involvement in Pride activism and broader social justice and human rights issues. She is a 78er and a Board Member with First Mardi Gras Inc. She is a past member of the Board of Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras where she played a major role in... Read More →
avatar for Jen LaBarbera (They/Them/Theirs)

Jen LaBarbera (They/Them/Theirs)

CSIC Co-Chair / Director of Education & Advocacy, InterPride
Jen LaBarbera serves as the co-chair of CSIC for InterPride, helping to support the organization’s annual gathering of Pride organizers from around the world. In their day job, they work as the Director of Education & Advocacy at San Diego Pride, where they oversee the organization’s... Read More →
avatar for Shiloh Tamir

Shiloh Tamir

Youth Ambassador


Sunday November 7, 2021 8:30pm - 9:30pm UTC
Workshop
  Workshop, Specific

10:00pm UTC

Adapting Pride Activities To Include People With Access Needs
CLICK HERE to view the recording of this session.

In this workshop, Pride organizers with special needs will draw from their professional and personal experiences to provide tools and recommendations on how to create accessible Pride events.

This session will be pre-recorded and presented live during this session time. There will be no live Q&A, but attendees will be provided with the speakers’ contact information for follow-up questions and discussion.

Please help us to track attendance for this session; Please check-in to this workshop by clicking here:
https://forms.gle/PGhhpABcGQQ7LFAU6


Speakers
avatar for Debbie Brixey (She/Her/Hers)

Debbie Brixey (She/Her/Hers)

VP Member Services, InterPride
Proud Welsh Lesbian committed to accessibility and visibility for all. Chair of Oxford Pride, Committee member of Witney Pride. Passionate about using my privilege for good.
OB

Ouafia Boulanouar

DAC Montpellier
avatar for Coline Lacome

Coline Lacome

President, France Prides Network



Sunday November 7, 2021 10:00pm - 11:00pm UTC
Workshop

10:00pm UTC

Annualized WorldPride Proposal Discussion
CLICK HERE to view the recording.

At the 2020 AGM, a proposal was made to make WorldPride an annual event. The proposal was referred to the WorldPride Committee for recommendations. This interactive session will explore the proposal and help inform the recommendations to the Board and Membership.

Host
avatar for Linda DeMarco (She/Her/Hers)

Linda DeMarco (She/Her/Hers)

Co-President, InterPride
Linda began volunteering with Boston Pride Committee (BPC) in 1998. A year later she became President, growing BPC while wearing many hats. She is readily known as the “one on the golf cart”. As one of its founding members, BPC is an active member of the North East Region (NERP... Read More →
avatar for Kevin Beaulieu

Kevin Beaulieu

WorldPride Committee Co-Chair, InterPride
RU

Rahul Upadhyay

WorldPride Committee Co-Chair, InterPride


Sunday November 7, 2021 10:00pm - 11:00pm UTC
Workshop
 
Monday, November 8
 

4:00pm UTC

Trans, Non-binary & Gender Non-Conforming Caucus
Caucuses provide an opportunity for InterPride members and conference attendees to network and collaborate based on shared identities or interests. A host/facilitator from each caucus has been identified for these sessions. Some caucuses are open to allies, while others are closed spaces. This caucus is a closed space; attendees that identify as transgender, non-binary, and/or gender non-conforming are welcome in this space.

You can join the Facebook group for the InterPride Trans, Non-Binary, and Gender Non-Conforming Caucus here

Host
avatar for Jordan Braxton (She/Her/Hers)

Jordan Braxton (She/Her/Hers)

Director of Diversity, Inclusion, and Outreach, InterPride
Jordan Braxton (She/Her/Hers) Jordan has been an Activist in the St. Louis LGBTQIA+ community for over 35-years, raising awareness about HIV/AIDS and Intersex and Trans Rights. Jordan is on the Board of Pride St. Louis, Inc. as The Director of Public Relations and the Vice Presidents... Read More →


Monday November 8, 2021 4:00pm - 5:30pm UTC
Caucus

6:00pm UTC

Women's Caucus
Caucuses provide an opportunity for InterPride members and conference attendees to network and collaborate based on shared identities or interests. A host/facilitator from each caucus has been identified for these sessions. Some caucuses are open to allies, while others are closed spaces. This caucus is a closed space for attendees that identify as women.

You can join the Facebook group for the InterPride Women's Caucus here

Host
avatar for Debbie Brixey (She/Her/Hers)

Debbie Brixey (She/Her/Hers)

VP Member Services, InterPride
Proud Welsh Lesbian committed to accessibility and visibility for all. Chair of Oxford Pride, Committee member of Witney Pride. Passionate about using my privilege for good.
avatar for Mazz Image

Mazz Image

Communications Committee Co-Chair, InterPride
Photographer & Designer and passionate Pride Advocate.Lived on Oxford Street, Sydney, now live in Oxford UK.A mother, wife and lover of creativity, nature and purpleness.


Monday November 8, 2021 6:00pm - 7:30pm UTC
Caucus

8:00pm UTC

People Of Color & Indigenous People Caucus
Caucuses provide an opportunity for InterPride members and conference attendees to network and collaborate based on shared identities or interests. A host/facilitator from each caucus has been identified for these sessions. Some caucuses are open to allies, while others are closed spaces. This caucus is a closed space for attendees that identify as People Of Color & Indigenous People.

You can join the Facebook group for the InterPride People of Color & Indigenous People Caucus here

Host
avatar for J. Andrew Baker (He/Him/His)

J. Andrew Baker (He/Him/His)

PrideRadar Lead - InterPride, InterPride
J. Andrew Baker (he/him) is an indigenous language speaker, ceremony carrier, educator, administrator, artist, counsellor, and activist from Simcoe County, Ontario, Canada. He currently lives in Geneva, Switzerland, where he works with ILGA World (the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual... Read More →
avatar for Natalie Thompson  (She/Her/Hers)

Natalie Thompson (She/Her/Hers)

V.P. Global Outreach & Partnerships, InterPride


Monday November 8, 2021 8:00pm - 9:30pm UTC
Caucus

10:00pm UTC

Regional Meeting (1, 2, 5, 6, 7, 9)
Breakout rooms will be assigned upon entry.

Regions:
  • Region 1
  • Region 2
  • Region 5
  • Region 6
  • Region 7
  • Region 9


Monday November 8, 2021 10:00pm - 11:30pm UTC
Regional Meeting
  Other, Meeting
 
Thursday, November 11
 

7:00am UTC

Regional Meeting (3, 11, 12, 18, 19, 20)
Breakout rooms will be assigned upon entry.

Regions:
  • Region 3
  • Region 11
  • Region 12
  • Region 18/19/20 (joint)


Thursday November 11, 2021 7:00am - 8:30am UTC
Regional Meeting
  Other, Meeting

9:00am UTC

Bisexual Caucus
Caucuses provide an opportunity for InterPride members and conference attendees to network and collaborate based on shared identities or interests. A host/facilitator from each caucus has been identified for these sessions. Some caucuses are open to allies, while others are closed spaces. This caucus is a closed space for attendees that are bisexual, pansexual, omnisexual, and/or identify in the multisexual spectrum of sexual orientation.

You can join the Facebook group for the InterPride Bisexual Caucus here

Host
avatar for Barry Karlenzig (He/Him/His)

Barry Karlenzig (He/Him/His)

Co-Chair, CSIC, InterPride
Barry Karlenzig has worked tirelessly for the 2SLGBTTQIA+ community as a Board Member with the Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce, President of the Snowy Owl Monarchist Society, Co Chair of the Conference Structure & Integrity Committee with InterPride and for more than a decade in many... Read More →


Thursday November 11, 2021 9:00am - 10:30am UTC
Caucus

11:00am UTC

People With Access Needs Caucus
Caucuses provide an opportunity for InterPride members and conference attendees to network and collaborate based on shared identities or interests. A host/facilitator from each caucus has been identified for these sessions. Some caucuses are open to allies, while others are closed spaces. This caucus is an open space; any attendee is welcome to join.

You can join the Facebook group for the InterPride Accessibility Caucus here

Host
avatar for Debbie Brixey (She/Her/Hers)

Debbie Brixey (She/Her/Hers)

VP Member Services, InterPride
Proud Welsh Lesbian committed to accessibility and visibility for all. Chair of Oxford Pride, Committee member of Witney Pride. Passionate about using my privilege for good.


Thursday November 11, 2021 11:00am - 12:30pm UTC
Caucus

1:00pm UTC

Seniors Caucus
Caucuses provide an opportunity for InterPride members and conference attendees to network and collaborate based on shared identities or interests. A host/facilitator from each caucus has been identified for these sessions. Some caucuses are open to allies, while others are closed spaces. This caucus is an open space; any attendee is welcome to join.

You can join the Facebook group for the InterPride Seniors' Caucus here

Host
avatar for Marsha H. Levine (She/Her/Hers)

Marsha H. Levine (She/Her/Hers)

V.P. of Global Outreach & Partnerships, InterPride
A Pride-organizing veteran since 1980, she is the Founder of InterPride and a co-founder of CAPI, Inc. (Consolidated Associations of Pride, Inc.). Currently, Marsha also serves as InterPride’s Governance Committee Co-Chair. For 18 years, she was San Francisco Pride’s Parade Manager... Read More →


Thursday November 11, 2021 1:00pm - 2:30pm UTC
Caucus
 
Friday, November 12
 

6:00am UTC

InterPride's 2022 Budget - Q&A
Join InterPride's treasurer for a discussion of the 2022 organizational budget. Questions and feedback from InterPride members are welcome!

InterPride 2022 Budget attached in PDF.

Host
avatar for Dave Wait

Dave Wait

State Director, Michigan DECA


Friday November 12, 2021 6:00am - 7:00am UTC
Workshop

6:00am UTC

Post-Colonial Global South: Pushing Back Against Colonial-Era Anti-LGBTQIA+ Policies & Laws
CLICK HERE to view the recording of this session.

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The impacts of colonialism last long after colonizing forces have been removed from communities and countries in the Global South. This panel discussion will highlight LGBTQIA+ organizers and advocates working against colonial-era policies and laws that criminalize and punish LGBTQIA+ people.

Host
RU

Rahul Upadhyay

WorldPride Committee Co-Chair, InterPride

Speakers
avatar for Darien Chen

Darien Chen

Region 19, Representative, Kaohsiung Pride
Thank you to our Silver Conference Partner & 2025 WorldPride Bidder, Kaohsiung Pride this year for the support!Kaohsiung Gay Parade Alliance is a non-profit organization composed of gender-friendly individuals or group representatives. It upholds the principle of "making Kaohsiung a city where gays are willing to go home." A group of partners who live silently in... Read More →
avatar for Auntie Esther

Auntie Esther

Senior Elder and Community Advisor to FNR
Esther Joy Montgomery is a Mardudhunera/ Yindjibarndi woman, social justice campaigner from the northwest Pilbara region of Western Australia. Esther is an advocate for Aboriginal LGBTQ+ members of the community and focuses on the wellbeing of Aboriginal LGBTQ+ people around equity... Read More →
avatar for Jannat Ali (She/Her/Hers)

Jannat Ali (She/Her/Hers)

Co-Chair Human Rights and Diversity Committee, InterPride
Jannat Ali is an MBA Gold Medalist Transgender Artivist (Artist + Activist) and the Executive Director of Community Based Organization Track-T. She is a TEDx motivational speaker, World Economic Forum Member, Global Trainer, and Change Mentor. Her work includes community's capacity... Read More →



Friday November 12, 2021 6:00am - 7:00am UTC
Workshop

7:30am UTC

Marketing & Communications Best Practices
CLICK HERE to view the recording of this session.

Your events and programs are magnificent, and yet navigating the sea of varied marketing and communication methods can be overwhelming. Learn about marketing best practices across email, social media, and other media outlets to help produce scalable marketing campaigns that fit the size of your organization’s capacity while maximizing the reach to the community you hope to reach.

Host
avatar for Alex Villafuerte

Alex Villafuerte

Marketing & Communications, San Diego Pride


Friday November 12, 2021 7:30am - 8:30am UTC
Workshop

9:00am UTC

Board Meeting
InterPride Board Meeting

Speakers
avatar for Linda DeMarco (She/Her/Hers)

Linda DeMarco (She/Her/Hers)

Co-President, InterPride
Linda began volunteering with Boston Pride Committee (BPC) in 1998. A year later she became President, growing BPC while wearing many hats. She is readily known as the “one on the golf cart”. As one of its founding members, BPC is an active member of the North East Region (NERP... Read More →
avatar for Julian Sanjivan

Julian Sanjivan

Co-President, Interpride
Julian is originally from Malaysia and left for New York City in August 2012 to be part of a fellowship funded by the US Department of State. Upon completion of the program, they applied for asylum due to their life-threatening experience with a group of police officers in Malaysia... Read More →
avatar for Hadi Damien (He/Him/His)

Hadi Damien (He/Him/His)

Co-President, InterPride
Born in Beirut in 1989, Hadi Damien is the initiator and organizer of Beirut Pride, the first Pride in the Arabic-speaking world. Arrested in May 2018 and placed in custody following the homophobic fabrication of a fake, sensational program attributed to Beirut Pride, he was released... Read More →



Friday November 12, 2021 9:00am - 9:15am UTC
Board Meeting
  Board, Meeting

10:30am UTC

People Living With HIV Caucus
Caucuses provide an opportunity for InterPride members and conference attendees to network and collaborate based on shared identities or interests. A host/facilitator from each caucus has been identified for these sessions. Some caucuses are open to allies, while others are closed spaces. This caucus is a closed space for people living with HIV/AIDS.

You can join the Facebook group for the InterPride People Living With HIV Caucus here

Host
avatar for Denis-Martin Chabot (He/Him/His)

Denis-Martin Chabot (He/Him/His)

Directeur général, Fierté Littéraire
(ENGLISH FOLLOWS FRENCH) Je suis journaliste, auteur et comédien. Et je suis gestionnaire du développement de Maison Plein Coeur, un organisme qui soutient les personnes vivant avec le VIH à Montréal. Je suis également directeur général de Fierté littéraire qui célèbre... Read More →


Friday November 12, 2021 10:30am - 12:30pm UTC
Caucus

1:00pm UTC

Small Prides Caucus
Caucuses provide an opportunity for InterPride members and conference attendees to network and collaborate based on shared identities or interests. A host/facilitator from each caucus has been identified for these sessions. Some caucuses are open to allies, while others are closed spaces. This caucus is an open space; any attendee is welcome to join.

You can join the Facebook group for the InterPride Small Prides Caucus here

Host
avatar for Marcy Carr (She/Her/Hers)

Marcy Carr (She/Her/Hers)

Operations & Event Production Director, Pride Center of Staten Island
Marcy Carr MSW manages Center Operations, and Special Events at the Pride Center of Staten Island. She is the Chair of Staten Island PrideFest, one of the first virtual prides to be held in 2020!  Marcy creates her own jewelry and can spend hours in the clearance section of any art... Read More →


Friday November 12, 2021 1:00pm - 2:30pm UTC
Caucus
 
Saturday, November 13
 

6:00am UTC

2Spirit Resurgence & 2Spirit/Indigenous LGBTQIA+ Pride In Canada
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It is understood through the oral tradition of storytelling that many Indigenous nations held cultural beliefs around sexually and gender diverse peoples since long before settlers arrived. Colonization, however, had a detrimental effect on Indigenous communities, leading to the introduction of new social constructs around homophobia and transphobia. Despite the erasure of Two Spirit people, there is a strong resurgence movement thriving in Turtle Island (Canada, US, and Mexico).

This session will provide an overview of 2Spirit/Indigenous LGBTQ+ Pride events in Canada. For the first time in its 30-year history, a 2Spirit powwow was part of the festivities at Pride Winnipeg, one of the largest LGBT festivals in the country. The powwow was organized by staff at resource centre Sunshine House's Like That drop-in program for marginalized LGBT people on Winnipeg streets, in partnership with advocacy group 2-Spirited People of Manitoba Inc. Increasingly First Nations, Inuit, and Metis people are participating in Pride events and hosting their own event in urban, rural, on-reserve, northern and remote communities. Examples of different types of Indigenous Pride events will be shared with the audience.

Speakers
avatar for Cheyenne Mihko Kihêw

Cheyenne Mihko Kihêw

Community Liaison, Edmonton Two Spirit Society
Cheyenne Mihko Kihêw (they/them) is a Two-Spirit Indigi-queer, born and raised in amiskwacîwâskahikan (Edmonton). Inspired by their own lived experiences with meth addiction and street involvement in their teen years, Cheyenne has dedicated their life to community-based work. They... Read More →



Saturday November 13, 2021 6:00am - 7:00am UTC
Workshop

6:00am UTC

UN Human Rights Mechanism For Advancing Queer Rights
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The UN Human Rights Mechanisms are one of the key ways to advance the human rights of queer communities, especially in conservative settings where queer identity and rights are not acknowledged. This workshop aims to introduce those mechanisms to the emerging youth LGBTIQ+ activists, educators, development practitioners and assist them in understanding and exploring their existing capacities to foster LGBTIQ+ rights within their own locality. The workshop will give an overview of UN Human Rights Systems, Various Treaty Bodies, and Their Functions, Special Procedures, Universal Periodic Review, and alignment of SDGs and LGBTIQ+ rights through these.

Participants of this workshop will be able to understand these topics through lecture sessions, small games, role play, and audio-visual display. The participants will also be able to access a soft copy of the Handbook on UN Human Rights Mechanisms Training.

Speakers
avatar for Tushar Kanti Baidya (He/Him/His)

Tushar Kanti Baidya (He/Him/His)

Project Director, Inclusive Bangladesh
Tushar Kanti Baidya is an educator, peacemaker, and human rights activist from Dhaka, Bangladesh. He is the project director of Inclusive Bangladesh and manages various projects for the promotion of peace and to ensure the human rights of the LGBTIQ+ population. He is equally involved... Read More →



Saturday November 13, 2021 6:00am - 7:00am UTC
Workshop
  Workshop, Specific

8:00am UTC

Plenary Three

Speakers
avatar for Julian Sanjivan

Julian Sanjivan

Co-President, Interpride
Julian is originally from Malaysia and left for New York City in August 2012 to be part of a fellowship funded by the US Department of State. Upon completion of the program, they applied for asylum due to their life-threatening experience with a group of police officers in Malaysia... Read More →
avatar for Esteban Herevia

Esteban Herevia

Communications Co-Chair, Spokane Pride
avatar for Kevin Beaulieu

Kevin Beaulieu

WorldPride Committee Co-Chair, InterPride
avatar for Hadi Damien (He/Him/His)

Hadi Damien (He/Him/His)

Co-President, InterPride
Born in Beirut in 1989, Hadi Damien is the initiator and organizer of Beirut Pride, the first Pride in the Arabic-speaking world. Arrested in May 2018 and placed in custody following the homophobic fabrication of a fake, sensational program attributed to Beirut Pride, he was released... Read More →
avatar for Alan Reiff (He/Him/His)

Alan Reiff (He/Him/His)

Board Secretary, InterPride
Retired ESL teacher, a multi-lingual world traveler with a post-graduate degree in Linguistics & Diplomacy who wants to help make the world a better place.Alan has had 30 years of Pride involvement in the U.S. and internationally and has been a volunteer with Heritage of Pride for... Read More →
avatar for Madonna Cacciatore  (She/Her/Hers)

Madonna Cacciatore (She/Her/Hers)

Global Project Manager, InterPride
I am an activist for humans and animals. I've been in the non-profit fundraising world for more than 17.years and vegan for 15.
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Jorge Solorio

Governance Co-Chair, InterPride
avatar for Jen LaBarbera (They/Them/Theirs)

Jen LaBarbera (They/Them/Theirs)

CSIC Co-Chair / Director of Education & Advocacy, InterPride
Jen LaBarbera serves as the co-chair of CSIC for InterPride, helping to support the organization’s annual gathering of Pride organizers from around the world. In their day job, they work as the Director of Education & Advocacy at San Diego Pride, where they oversee the organization’s... Read More →
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Rahul Upadhyay

WorldPride Committee Co-Chair, InterPride
avatar for Marsha H. Levine (She/Her/Hers)

Marsha H. Levine (She/Her/Hers)

V.P. of Global Outreach & Partnerships, InterPride
A Pride-organizing veteran since 1980, she is the Founder of InterPride and a co-founder of CAPI, Inc. (Consolidated Associations of Pride, Inc.). Currently, Marsha also serves as InterPride’s Governance Committee Co-Chair. For 18 years, she was San Francisco Pride’s Parade Manager... Read More →
avatar for Barry Karlenzig (He/Him/His)

Barry Karlenzig (He/Him/His)

Co-Chair, CSIC, InterPride
Barry Karlenzig has worked tirelessly for the 2SLGBTTQIA+ community as a Board Member with the Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce, President of the Snowy Owl Monarchist Society, Co Chair of the Conference Structure & Integrity Committee with InterPride and for more than a decade in many... Read More →



Saturday November 13, 2021 8:00am - 11:00am UTC
Plenary

1:30pm UTC

Comedy For Good: Using Humour As Advocacy For Diversity & Inclusivity
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This workshop, from a queer transgender performer, explores the mechanisms of communicating information for advocacy by presenting arguments with elements of humour, observation, and comparisons that are as informative as they are entertaining. Using past examples of performance materials that tackle sexual assault, homophobia, transgender experiences, and cultural observations, participants will understand how comedy can be used as an effective tool to overcome prejudices and barriers present in many presentation formats. In this interactive workshop, attendees will participate in cooperative writing exercises and improvisation games to reinforce the content delivered in the workshop. By the end, each participant will have learned how to write a joke, how to deliver information in a humorous yet respectful manner, and how to incorporate entertainment techniques to improve their presentation and interpersonal skills.

Speakers
avatar for Alice Rose

Alice Rose

Comedian/Producer, Comic Sans Productions
Hi everyone!My name is Alice Rose, and I am a comedian/producer/community builder in Toronto, Canada. I am the creator of Comic Sans Productions, a comedy production and entertainment company with a focus on LGBTQ+ and marginalized performers. Through Comic Sans, I produce a number... Read More →



Saturday November 13, 2021 1:30pm - 2:30pm UTC
Workshop

1:30pm UTC

Financial Well-Being For Pride Organizations: NFTs & Sustainably Diversifying Financial Stability
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In the context of building more sustainable and diverse financial support for your organization, this session will provide a brief background on the technology behind (non-fungible token) NFTs, past and current use cases, and potential perpetual gifts to the designated charities each time the digital art changes ownership.

Host
avatar for David A. McCarville, J.D.

David A. McCarville, J.D.

Director, Fennemore Law
David McCarville is a director in the Phoenix office of our trusts, estates and wealth preservation practice group. His work focuses on estate planning and administration, real estate and corporate succession planning. He takes great pride in understanding the personality of his clients... Read More →


Saturday November 13, 2021 1:30pm - 2:30pm UTC
Workshop
  Workshop, Specific

3:00pm UTC

Regional Meeting (4, 8, 10, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17)
Breakout rooms will be assigned upon entry.

Regions:
  • Region 4
  • Region 8
  • Region 10
  • Region 13
  • Region 14
  • Region 15
  • Region 16
  • Region 17


Saturday November 13, 2021 3:00pm - 4:00pm UTC
Regional Meeting
  Other, Meeting
 
Sunday, November 14
 

6:00am UTC

Keeping the Flag Flying: Organizing During Uncertainty
This workshop will address the perennial question of how to keep an organisation relevant in changing and challenging times to continue to attract new members? In a roundtable format, this session will put up ideas for discussion and will encourage engagement from the audience of actions individuals or organisations have taken, sharing successes and lessons learned. Attendees will leave with a range of ideas to take-away to keep our organisations/groups relevant in challenging times.

Speakers
avatar for Virginia Mansel Lees

Virginia Mansel Lees

Secretary, Hume Phoenix Inc
As an older radical lesbian feminist active in the LGBTQI+ communities for many years I have lived and worked in rural. remote and regional parts of Australia. Currently I am the secretary of a long standing LGBTQI+ organisation called Hume Phoenix Inc. where we offer activities across... Read More →



Sunday November 14, 2021 6:00am - 7:00am UTC
Workshop
  Workshop, Specific

6:00am UTC

Stronger Together With Pride
Pride organizations within Region 13, typically consist of multiple LGBTIQ organizations coming together to bring Pride to the local queer communities. Though working all year long on specific issues such as advocacy, health prevention and awareness, parenthood, LBTIQ women’s rights, Queer youth rights, sex work, preserving culture and history, mental health and wellness, queer refugee rights and more. Region 13 members and regional representatives will discuss the benefits, challenges of assuming the unique position of both a Pride organization and an LGBTIQ community Center.

Host
avatar for Erykah Werner

Erykah Werner

Pride coordinator, InterPride


Sunday November 14, 2021 6:00am - 7:00am UTC
Workshop
  Workshop, Specific

6:00am UTC

Sydney WorldPride 2023: Collaborating With Community
Deciding on the theme for Sydney WorldPride 2023 was a collaborative process, involving several steps which put our LGBTIQ+ community, elders, and creatives at its foundation. Meredith Jones and Matt Akersten invited focus groups in to reveal their ideas and workshop their reactions. In this session, they'll talk through their starting points, focus group findings and the finalised theme which will welcome and inspire visitors to Sydney for WorldPride.

Host
avatar for Matt Akersten (He/Him/His)

Matt Akersten (He/Him/His)

Pride and Diversity Officer, Sydney WorldPride Limited
Matt is Sydney WorldPride's Pride and Diversity Officer, working with the InterPride network with the shared goal of ensuring the festival in 2023 is welcoming, diverse, inclusive and accessible.


Sunday November 14, 2021 6:00am - 7:00am UTC
Workshop

12:00pm UTC

Mixer / Networking
Come meet and greet fellow Pride organizers from around the world!


Sunday November 14, 2021 12:00pm - 1:30pm UTC
Networking

2:00pm UTC

Board Meeting
InterPride Board Meeting

Speakers
avatar for Linda DeMarco (She/Her/Hers)

Linda DeMarco (She/Her/Hers)

Co-President, InterPride
Linda began volunteering with Boston Pride Committee (BPC) in 1998. A year later she became President, growing BPC while wearing many hats. She is readily known as the “one on the golf cart”. As one of its founding members, BPC is an active member of the North East Region (NERP... Read More →
avatar for Julian Sanjivan

Julian Sanjivan

Co-President, Interpride
Julian is originally from Malaysia and left for New York City in August 2012 to be part of a fellowship funded by the US Department of State. Upon completion of the program, they applied for asylum due to their life-threatening experience with a group of police officers in Malaysia... Read More →
avatar for Hadi Damien (He/Him/His)

Hadi Damien (He/Him/His)

Co-President, InterPride
Born in Beirut in 1989, Hadi Damien is the initiator and organizer of Beirut Pride, the first Pride in the Arabic-speaking world. Arrested in May 2018 and placed in custody following the homophobic fabrication of a fake, sensational program attributed to Beirut Pride, he was released... Read More →



Sunday November 14, 2021 2:00pm - 3:30pm UTC
Board Meeting
  Board, Meeting
 
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