Angelica Polmonari is an Italian jurist and a transfeminist lesbian activist for LGBTQIA+ rights at the local, national and international levels. She is the Chair of the Women’s Steering Committee of ILGA World, the major global federation of LGBTQIA+ organizations, the international spokesperson of Arcigay Rete Donne Transfemminista, the first-ever Italian transfeminist LBTQIA+ network internal to Arcigay, the main Italian LGBTQIA+ organization, and the first out lesbian female President of Arcigay Modena “Matthew Shepard”, one of the seventy-four local committees of Arcigay. Angelica Polmonari worked as Human Rights Expert, Policy Advisor and Lead Project Manager for the European Parliament and IBO Italia.
This session aims to showcase how developing international advocacy within the frames of the different UN mechanisms as well as of initiative such as Ilga World LBTIQIA+ Women Steering Committee can serve as a tool for lesbian resistance and countering the hate narrative with legal instruments. The objective will be to get to activists the […]
In this session, we will hear from Rete Medus3 from Italy who will present their observatory on lesbophobia. Trigger Warning: Please be mindful there will be discussions about extreme forms of violence from those used as corrective measures on lesbian bodies to lesbophobic murder.