Joel speaks out on COVID-19

Joel speaks out on COVID-19

This Sunday the international day against homophobia, transphobia and biphobia is focused on 'Breaking the silence' and giving power to the voices, stories and realities of LGBTQI++ people all around the world. Joel Bedos, international coordinator of the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia, speaks out about the needs of the LGBTQI community. Joel has been working with Aidsfonds through the Partnership to Inspire, Transform and Connect the HIV response (PITCH).


Watch his video below and share his voice. 
 

Joel's story is part of our campaign 'Communities speak out on COVID-19'. Access all stories here

Joel speaks out on COVID-19

A champion for LGBTI people

Joel Bedos is one of the main driving forces behind the sexual orientation and gender identities (SOGI) campaign resource hub on public campaigning in Strasbourg. He currently sits on the board of the IDAHOTB Committee, the organisation that established the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia in 2004. Joel has built the SOGI campaigns project on his years of campaigning experience for LGBTI issues and his work experience for various NGOs.

Joel Bedos has been working with Aidsfonds through the Partnership to Inspire, Transform and Connect the HIV response. He has been strengthening the capacity of civil society organisations in 9 countries in using communication effectively and strategically in their advocacy work and specifically in their campaigning work.

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Help spread the voices!

We appeal to everyone to share this community voice to ensure that marginalised communities are not left behind. You can contribute by sharing this page on social media using the hashtag #HIVCOVID19 or by creating your own videos.  

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More on COVID-19 and HIV

The COVID-19 pandemic is strongly affecting the HIV response. Local and regional partners face increased difficulties to reach their communities in need. Unfortunately, this is just the tip of the iceberg. Visit our COVID-19 page to learn how the AIDS response is affected and working in the current circumstances. 

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