On International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia, former fellow Robbie Corey-Boulet spoke with trustee Fabrice Houdart about LGBTQ+ activism in Africa, Robbie’s book Love Falls on Us, A Story of American Ideas and African LGBT Lives, and his fellowship in West Africa. With an introduction by former Ambassador to Denmark Rufus Gifford.
AFP correspondent in Ethiopia and author, former ICWA fellow (2013-2015) in Ivory Coast and Cameroon researching LGBTQ+ activism and homophobia.
ICWA trustee; managing director, Out Leadership; former human rights officer, United Nations Office of the Commissioner for Human Rights.
Former US Ambassador to Denmark; deputy campaign manager for Joe Biden’s 2020 presidential campaign; former candidate for US Congress in Massachusetts’s 3rd congressional district.
In conjunction with ICWA’s development of the David Mixner LGBTQ+ Fellowship to advance understanding of the challenges facing global LGBTQ+ rights.
Special thanks to Jean-Pierre Comte, CEO of Barilla North America and Kristen Anderson, Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer of Barilla, Steven Guy, Terrence Meck, and Rob Smith for their generous support of the Mixner Fellowship.
Top photo: Gay Pride in Johannesburg, South Africa (Diricia De Wet Wikimedia Commons)