Join Astraea on Thursday December 12 from 6-8pm for a conversation on advocacy and mobilizing in the Chilean LGBTQI community with Andrés Rivera Duarte, director of the Organización de Transexuales por la Dignidad de la Diversidad (OTD) in Rancagua, Chile.
Meet the Activist: Andrés Rivera Duarte
Thursday, December 12th, 6-8pm
Doors open at 6pm, talk begins at 6:30pm.
Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice
116 East 16th Street, 7th Floor, NY, NY 10003
Event is wheelchair accessible.
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Held as intimate gatherings at our office, Astraeas Meet the Activist series provides a unique opportunity to learn about the work of LGBTQI activists and movements around the world.
MORE ABOUT ANDRES & OTD
Andrés Rivera is a Chilean activist based in Rancagua. He was a professor at the Universidad de Rancagua before co-founding Organización de Transexuales por la Dignidad de la Diversidad (OTD) in 2005. He was the first trans man in Chile to be awarded a Judicial Decree to change his name and legal gender. In 2008 he was awarded the IGLHRC Felipa de Souza Award based on his activism and leadership in Chile and the Latinamerica region. Andrés has represented OTD actively at the LGBTTTI coalition at the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights and is the Director of OTD.
OTD is an exceptionally strong organization that has managed to have large impact through its organizing approaches, including legal and policy advocacy, capacity building of members, arts and culture, historical international advocacy and mobilization of LGBTQI community in Chile. Last year OTD was part of the efforts that led to the passage of an anti-discrimination law in Chile that includes sexual orientation and gender identity as protected categories. Thanks to their tireless advocacy with the Ministry of Health they were also able to secure a Health Protocol for the respectful treatment of trans people. In addition, they are one of the main organizations that have carved the space for LGBTQI advocacy within the Inter-American system, and produced a CEDAW shadow report on the Human Rights situation of LBT women. This year they are working to pass a Gender Identity Law in Chile.