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Gurchaten is a respected LGBTI changemaker and community leader, born to Panjabi Sikh working-class migrant parents in the UK. They bring extensive expertise to their current role as head of the Programmes team at ILGA World, where they work to strengthen the organization's programmatic initiatives. Prior to joining ILGA World, Gurchaten served as the Non-Discrimination Programme Officer at the International Labour Organization's (ILO) Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work Branch, working to enhance LGBTIQ+ rights at work and economic inclusion. Gurchaten is actively involved in several organizations, serving as a steering committee member of International Family Equality Day NGO, a fellow of the Salzburg Global LGBT forum, a Sarbat LGBT Sikhs volunteer, and a trustee for We Create Space. They have also been recognized for their leadership and activism, having been listed as the OUTStanding LGBT Role Model from 2018 to 2021, and as an honoree of the Out & Equal's 2021 Global LGBTQ Corporate Advocate Outie Award, winner of the British LGBT Award for Exceptional Inclusion 2021, and the Pink News Community Role Model 2022 award. Gurchaten is an expert in several topics and can speak about Language & Terminology, Leadership, Intersectionality, LGBTQ+ Discrimination, Faith, Community Building, and Activism.

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