Artemis Akbary (He/Him)

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Artemis is an LGBT rights and social activist, and Founder and Director of ALO (Afghan LGBT Organisation). ALO advocate for LGBT rights in Afghanistan and also LGBT refugee rights in Turkey. Artemis is also the chief editor of Radio Ranginkaman – the first and only media and radio station that produces programs for Afghan and Iranian LGBT+ people. Recently, Artemis has conducted research on LGBT+ migrants from Afghanistan and Iran in Turkey and the EU. 

Acknowledgement of country

Sydney WorldPride will take place on the lands of the Gadigal, Cammeraygal, Bidjigal, Darug, Dharawal people who are the Traditional Custodians of the Sydney Basin.

We pay our Respects to their Elders past and present. Always was Always will be Aboriginal Land.

Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people come from many different clans and communities across Australia & in 2023 will come together as one, to celebrate with our global LGBTQIA+ community.