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Anaraa Nyamdorj | Previous Director, Mongolian LGBT Center; Mongolian Women’s Fund


The late Anaraa Nyamdorj (he) was a queer, transgender human rights defender from Mongolia who has worked on LGBTI rights since 1997. Anaraa’s human rights research, community-based participatory advocacy and community organising have been invaluable to push for the normalisation of the LGBTI rights discourse in Mongolia mainly through the LGBT Centre of Mongolia. Anaraa co-founded the LGBT Centre and served as its first Chair and later as its Executive Director. The LGBT Centre engaged in bold domestic and international advocacy efforts that lead to major historical legislative and social changes for SOGIE-based non-discrimination at the national level. His expertise areas were substantive and procedural human rights issues, participatory processes, organizational development and capacity building.