Zhan Chiam (he/him)

A photograph of Zhan Chiam

Zhan is Transgender Europe’s Deputy Director, where he works to strengthen trans rights in 49 countries in Europe and Central Asia. From 2015-2020 he created and led ILGA World’s Gender Identity and Expression Program including authoring three editions of the global Trans Legal Mapping Report and initiating ILGA’s work on sport and human rights. 

Zhan has held legal, policy, and advocacy roles with NGOs, the UN and the Australian government, such as Asylum Access Thailand, Interights, and UNHCR Pakistan.  

He is active in participatory grantmaking and is a board member of the International Trans Fund and on the advisory committee of Canada’s ACTIF Fund. 

Born and raised in Singapore, he later studied and worked in Australia and then left to pursue a career in human rights. He has lived and worked in 8 countries and holds a Master of Laws from the University of Sydney.

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.