Miles of Love: Travel Advocacy Forum Official # = #MilesofLove2019
Large parts of the aviation and travel industry have worked hard to enable both staff and customers to be themselves.
Aviation shrinks the world. It brings cultures, nationalities and religions together. This offers massive opportunities to increase mutual understanding and tolerance. But for LGBTIQ+ people, air travel is not always a moment of joy and excitement. Our communities need to consider whether their love and existence is even legal when they select airlines, airports and destinations.
Transgender, intersex and gender diverse people face particular scrutiny. And for the thousands of LGBTIQ+ asylum seekers and refugees, travel is a harsh, cold necessity as they flee – often in fear for their lives – from unspeakable violence, terror and discrimination.
Through public events and closed door meetings, the Forum will be a unique opportunity to explore how the aviation industry can work with LGBTIQ+ communities and activists around the world to become real travel agents of change.
High profile leaders and speakers from across the globe will offer insights, connections, solutions and training on bridging the gap between human rights and travel.
The aviation and travel industry will convene for a unique and groundbreaking event. Participants will explore how the aviation industry can work with LGBTIQ+ communities in Australia, Hong Kong and around the world to become more meaningful and impactful allies.
Roadshow Dates: November 12 – 24th, 2019
International Speakers include:
Matt Beard, Executive, All Out, UK
Taylor Carr, Chief of Staff, Athlete Ally, USA
Paul Dillane, LGBT Advisory Panel Member, UK Government
Theresa Goh, Singapore Paralympian
Aron le Fèvre, Director of Human Rights, Copenhagen (World Pride) 2021
Daniel Mendonca, Intersex and Gender Justice Activist, India
Suparnee (Jay) Pongruengphant, National Project Officer on Governance, Human Rights and LGBT, UNDP, Thailand
Eliana Rubashkyn, Member, Rainbow Path, ITANZ, New Zealand
Jaiyah Saelua, American Samoa international footballer, international sports inclusion advocate, “Next Goal Wins” film representative, Member, FIFA “11 For Diversity,” Member, Society Of Fa’afafine In American Samoa (SOFIAS)
Dr Ryan Storr, Lecturer in Sports Development, Western Sydney Uni, Co-Founder, Proud2Play, Australia
More Event Information:
As of Oct 14th – Full Schedule – Australia and Hong Kong 2019 – Miles of Love Forum Roadshow.pdf
November 12th, Sydney, Equality Australia Events, TBA
Nov 13: High-Level Meetings and Roundtables, Australian Consulate
November 14th-15th, Canberra, Queer Displacements Conference, ANU
November 16th, Adelaide, Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute
Feast Festival Events Tickets Available for Nov 16th!
Miles of Love: Travel Advocacy Forum (16th Nov)
Miles of Love: Official Opening [Mixer] (16th Nov)
Miles of Love: Short Film & Fireside (16th Nov)
Nov 17: High-Level Meetings and Roundtables, Amnesty International (SA)
November 19th- 24th, Hong Kong, Eaton HK
Nov 19th: EXTRA DAY JUST ADDED TBA Including a Comparative Law Talk and Refugee Law Roundtable
LGBTIQ+ Sports Awareness and Inclusion Seminar
TDoR – A Night of Trans Remembrance in Hong Kong
How To Be An Intersectional Ally: Pink Season Collaboration
Nov 22: High-Level Meetings and Roundtables, Australian Consulate HK