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TED Talk Online: This is what LGBT life is like around the world

TED Talk Online: This is what LGBT life is like around the world

Join me online to watch and discuss a TED Talk with a LGBTQ+ theme.

As a gay couple in San Francisco, Jenni Chang and Lisa Dazols had a relatively easy time living the way they wanted. But outside the bubble of the Bay Area, what was life like for people still lacking basic rights? They set off on a world tour in search of “Supergays”, LGBT people who were doing something extraordinary in the world. In 15 countries across Africa, Asia and South America — from India, home to the world’s first openly gay prince, to Argentina, the first country in Latin America to grant marriage equality — they found the inspiring stories and the courageous, resilient and proud Supergays they had been looking for.

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When Jennifer Chang and Lisa Dazols first fell in love, they vowed to follow a life of adventure. The couple had no idea that their promise would lead them to leave their 9-5 jobs, pick up a video camera, and travel to fifteen countries through Asia, Africa and South America for one year.

Without any film experience, they bought a book on “How to Make a Documentary” and went in search of the people who are leading the movement for gay, lesbian and transgender equality. While interviewing LGBT leaders across the developing world they realised that their journey could have larger impact beyond just self-growth.

TED began in 1984 as a conference and is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas and sparking conversation, usually in the form of short talks. Independently run TEDx events help share ideas in communities around the world.

This talk was presented at an official TEDWomen conference in 2015.
Duration: 12 minutes
Spoken language: English
Subtitles: None

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