OutTalks is an ongoing webinar series hosted by OutRight staff and featuring LGBTIQ activists and allies from around the world. 

2021 OutTalks Schedule

April 21



LGBTIQ and elections in Africa

This webinar will focus on the political use of homophobia during the election period in Africa.

MODERATOR: Yvonne Wamari 



April 28

12 PM ET 9 AM PT


LGBTIQ Inclusive Gender-Based Violence Legislation in the Caribbean

Join OutRight's Caribbean Advocacy Officer, Anika Gray, for a discussion of how to ensure inclusion of LGBTIQ persons in Gender Based Violence legislation.

MODERATOR: Anika Gray 



May 12



Online gender based violence: LBQ perspective

This webinar will provide an opportunity to hear the experience of LBQ in exercising their freedom of expression in the digital space and discuss online safety strategies to mitigate violation. This will be specific to Africa.

MODERATOR: Yvonne Wamari 


More webinars will be announced soon! 


2021 OutTalks Recordings

Past OutTalk 

April 7

Building Your Legacy

How do LGBTIQ Donors Approach Planned Giving? What is Your Vision for LGBTIQ Equality and Justice? How Can Planned or Estate Giving Help Achieve Your Vision? Join us to learn more about our OutStanding Legacy Circle for donors who want to invest in the future of the global LGBTIQ movement and OutRight’s work.


MODERATOR: Chandler Bazemore, OutRight's Senior Development Manager

SPEAKERS: Deb L. Kinney, estate planning expert and Of Counsel, Johnston, Kinney & Zulaica LLP; Sarah Anderson, LGBT philanthropy expert and VP, Campbell & Company; Roger Doughty, President of Horizons Foundation & OutRight Donor, and OutRight donors who have already joined our OutStanding Legacy Circle.


Past OutTalk

March 31

Over-policed, Under-protected: The Experiences of Trans and Gender Diverse Communities in the Caribbean

This webinar will present the new UCTRANS/OutRight Action International report on lived trans realities in the Caribbean. 

MODERATOR: Anika Gray, OutRight's Caribbean Advocacy Officer

SPEAKERS: Alexus D´Marco, Executive Director, UCTRANS; Erika Castellanos, Director of Programs, GATE; Rikki Nathanson, OutRight's board member and Director of Housing Programs, Casa Ruby


Past OutTalk

March 10

Edging towards “I do”: Europe

Every year the number of countries which recognize same-sex partnership (either through civil unions or equal marriage) increases. But not without opposition. Same-sex marriage is also, more and more, used by opponents as a way to paint an existential threat posed by LGBTIQ people and movements to families and societies as a whole. In the first of a series of OutTalks focusing on the path to “I do” we will speak to activists in Switzerland, Latvia and Montenegro.

MODERATOR: Daina Ruduša, Senior Communications Manager, OutRight Action International,

SPEAKERS: Kaspars Zālītis, Member of the Board, Association of LGBT and their friends Mozaika; Danijel Kalezić, President of the Board, LGBTIQ Association “Queer Montenegro”; Maria von Känel, committee member "marriage for all" and general manager of the Swiss Rainbow Families Association


Past OutTalk

March 2

Exploring Gender Diversity in Indonesia's Bugis Culture


The Bugis people are one of the hundreds of ethnic groups that live in the Eastern part of Indonesia on the island of Sulawesi. This webinar is aimed at looking closer at how the indigenous community in the Eastern part of Indonesia has been celebrating the diversity of gender and sexuality for hundreds of years. Looking at the unprecedented anti-gender movements in Indonesia, we are going to explore how the cultural richness of Bugis people is at risk and what can be done to preserve and respect these local queer identities in this globalizing world.

MODERATOR: Jonta Saragih


(in Bahasa)

Past OutTalk

February 8

Bhutan decriminalized same-sex sexual activity, what's next?

Activists from Bhutan discuss the December 2020 ruling to decriminalize same-sex sexual activity. They share where they go from here and consider their position in the global LGBTIQ movement. 

SPEAKERS: Nazeeha Saeed, Arabic Media Coordinator, OutRight Action International; Tashi Tsheten, the director of Rainbow Bhutan; Namgay



2020 OutTalks Recap

2020 OutTalks Playlist

In spring 2020, as the world scrambled to adjust to the reality of living and working under COVID-19 restrictions, OutRight launched the webinar series OutTalks to stay connected and engaged with, and shed light on the particular challenges facing the global LGBTIQ community. OutTalks have included topics like: Artivisim, impact of COVID on the LGBTIQ community around the world, domestic violence, gender identity and trans rights. Check out some of these webinars on the YouTube playlist.



Spotlight on Lebanon: What is happening in Beirut after the explosion?

Moderated by: Nazeeha Saeed, Arabic Media Project Coordinator



LGBTIQ Protections at the Frontline of Haiti's Presidential Decrees

Moderated by: Neish McLean, Former Caribbean Program Officer



Art and Human Rights - Exploring artivism as a conversation starter

Moderated by: Yvonne Wamari, Africa Program Officer



COVID-19 Update: Revisiting LGBTIQ Communities Six Months into the Pandemic

Moderated by: Amie Bishop, Senior Research Consultant



Welcome to Chechnya Now, an update from Russian Activist Olga Baranova

Moderated by: Daina Rudusa, Communications Manager



Queering Peace, Security and Humanitarian Response: Experiences of LGBTIQ People

Moderated by: Ging Cristobal, Asia Program Officer; Nazeeha Saeed, Arabic Media Project Coordinator; Sahar Moazami, UN Program Officer



What the US Election Means for Global LGBTIQ Activism

Moderated by: Ging Cristobal, Asia Program Officer; Nazeeha Saeed, Arabic Media Project Coordinator; Sahar Moazami, UN Program Officer



Gender Identity Recognition: A Caribbean Perspective

Moderated by: Neish McLean, Former Caribbean Program Officer


2020 OutSummit

On December 9-11 we had our 6th OutSummit and 1st virtual annual global summit for the human rights of LGBTIQ People.