Tuisina Ymania Brown (she/her)

Brisbane-based Ymania is Samoan by birth and is a proud Faa’fafine Trans Woman from the Pacific who has driven Pacific trans activism and in a number of countries. 

She spent nearly 20 years in corporate Australia as Head of Legal & HR for an IT Group in Sydney bringing with her a great mix of skills and experience to EA, and currently volunteers for international NGO’s as Co-Secretary General of ILGA World (Geneva) and the Advisory Board of the Astraea Lesbian Foundation of Justice (New York). 

Ymania is currently the Project Lead for the Sydney WorldPride (SWP) Project working with EA’s Community Partners and various stakeholders to deliver SWP’s mandate for hosting the largest Human Rights Conference in 2023 in the Asia Pacific region. 

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.