ILGA Oceania Convenors

Vanessa Lee-AhMat

Kenneth Edward Moala

Australia - Sydney
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Vanessa is from the Yupunguthi and Meriam people. She is a social-epidemiologist, public speaker, cultural broker, poet, educator and social justice advocate.
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For over 20 years Vanessa has been a member of the Indigenous LGBT+ sistergirls and brotherboys community where she began her involvement as a volunteer against LGBT DF&SV and for sexual health promotion addressing HIV in Indigenous communities. In 2007, she became an active member of Anwernekenke, the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander HIV/AIDS Alliance, to stand in solidarity with LGBT+ sistergirls and brotherboys. In 2011, she became a member of the LGBTIQ DFV Interagency a coalition of LGBT groups and allies tackling domestic violence among the LGBT community in New South Wales. Vanessa is also proactive in suicide prevention for Indigenous people and the LGBT population. Dr Vanessa Lee has a PhD and MPH.
Ken has been trailblazing for LGBTQI+ health and rights for over 30 years of outstanding activism to advance the rights of LGBTIQ people across Oceania.
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Ken is a Faafafine, Chaplain and Human Rights Activist from Samoa and Australia. Some of his accomplishments are: Co- Founder: Samoa AIDS Foundation. Co - Founder & Advisor : Pacific Sexual Diversity Network Founder Elder : Samoa Faafafine Association.

ILGA Oceania Alternates


ILGA Oceania Secretary

ILGA Oceania Treasure

Rawa Karetai

Simon Margan

Wellington, New Zealand
Australia - Sydney
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Rawa has been involved with the LGBTI+ community since before the Marriage Equality Campaign started and was the Campaign Manager in Wellington during the campaign.
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Since, Rawa has been involved in many LGBTI+ organisations across New Zealand, primarily in Wellington and Christchurch, Rawa promotes ILGA as much as possible.
Simon is a lawyer accredited by the NSW Law Society, who has strongly focused on anti-discrimination litigation.
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Simon has been involved heavily with LGBTI (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex) rights, especially forming LGBTI groups that have a strong democratic and community focus. Over the past 19 years, he has been responsible for the formation and sustaining of a variety of NSW based LGBTI groups, most of which thrive today.