#REALLIFEHEROES

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.

ACTIVIST INTERVIEWs

Organising in the Face of Adversity: Interview with Real Life Hero Ajeng

One of our diverse SOGIESC #RealLifeHeroes is Ajeng Kartika, one of the founders of Esbisquet. Esbisquet, a collective of LBQ & Trans community at Palangkaraya (Central Borneo, Indonesia), was established in respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. Esbisquet envisions that their basic needs (food, shelter, WASH and livelihood) will be fulfilled and they will be able to adapt and bounce back from the negative impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. At present, apart from COVID-19 response, Esbisquet is active in advocacy,...
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Diverse SOGIESC Heroes in Action

Gender identity and disaster response in Nepal

Psychological Resilience and Flooding: The Case of Teen...

The Rainbow Group in Mae La camp

Lost in the Chaos: LGBTI People in Emergencies

Stepping Up: Ensuring sexual and gender minorities are ...

The Impact of the Earthquake, and Relief and Recovery P...

Unjust, Unequal, Unstoppable: Fiji Lesbians, Bisexual W...

No Place For People Like You: An Analysis of the Needs,...

No Rainbow, No Integration: LGBTQI+ Refugees in Hiding

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