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Gurchaten Sandhu


Gurchaten is Director of Programmes at ILGA World, the world's largest global network for human rights of LGBTQI people. He was born to Indian migrant parents in the UK but has been based in Geneva, Switzerland, for over a decade. They spent 17 years working at the ILO (International Labour Organisation) where for many years they were also the president of UN GLOBE, the staff group representing LGBTIQ+ staff in the UN and its peacekeeping operations. They were listed as one of the Financial Times' Top 30 OUTstanding Role Models in 2018 and 2019, and now sit on the We Create Space advisory board.

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"Learning about my own gender identity and sexual orientation has allowed me to live more authentically as my queer self and own it. I’m coming in on the shoulders of so many inspirational queer leaders who have dared to be themselves, and inspired me to bring those stories forward. Speaking truth to power is very important.” Gurchaten Sandhu

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