In honour of World Humanitarian Day, the 42 Degrees Library is celebrating Real Life Heroes this 19 August. People and communities with diverse SOGIESC are often thought of only in their capacity as ‘vulnerable persons.’ But we are so much more. People and communities with diverse SOGIESC have built far-reaching support networks through formal and informal means, and engage in constant advocacy and activism. We carry-out small and big acts of heroism in our everyday lives: whether we’re leading the way on policy development at the UN or creating our own responses to the Mt Merapi eruption, Tropical Cyclone Winston, or flooding in the Philippines, diverse SOGIESC people and communities are continually working to improve the lives and experiences of those around us. This page compiles resources from Real Life Heroes in the diverse SOGIESC inclusion movement: research reports conducted by and for diverse SOGIESC communities; interviews with diverse SOGIESC activists and practitioners; Think Pieces and Topical Papers by experts in diverse SOGIESC inclusion; and other other resources that demonstrate the heroism of our community. Let’s thank the Real Life Heroes among us, and remember that heroes come in all genders and sexual orientations.
Diverse SOGIESC Heroes in Action
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