Gabriel Alves de Faria
Executive Director, Brasil
Gabriel Alves de Faria is the founder and director of Not Only Voices. Gabriel is a Brazilian lawyer, a human rights specialist and an LGBTI activist. He holds a law degree from the Federal University of Espirito Santo, a European Master's Degree in Human Rights and Democratisation (E. MA/EIUC - Utrecht University), and an LLM from the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights. Among other roles, he has held positions as an intern at the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) in Geneva; as a Researcher in Comparative Sexual Orientation Law at Leiden University in the Netherlands; as a Legal Fellow and consultant lawyer at the LGBTI Rapporteurship of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights in Washington DC; and most recently as an Interim Field Coordinator and Human Rights Officer at the United Nations' Peacekeeping Mission (MONUSCO) in the DR Congo. He has volunteered for Amnesty International in Ireland and COC in Amsterdam. Gabriel won the AIESEC Brazil Alumnus Peace Prize in 2017 and is a Human Rights Campaign's Global Innovator .
"'The opposite of war isn't peace, it's creation.'"
Chair Of The Board of Advisors, Netherlands
Marcel Musters is Not Only Voices’ Chair of the Board of Advisors. He co-produced the organization’s pilot project in Southeast Asia with Gabriel, and contributed additional cinematography during shooting. Marcel is a Dutch actor, a graduate of the Amsterdam School of Drama, and co-founder of renowned theatre group “mugmetdegoudentand” (since 1985). He is best known for his roles in Dutch movies and TV series including The Preacher (2004), Black Book (2006), Stages (2007), De bende van Oss (2011), Penoza (2012-2015) and Zwarte Tulp (2015). For his interpretation of Max in Deer Park, he was awarded Best Actor of 2000 (Dutch Golden Globes). Before becoming an artist, Marcel worked as a psychiatric nurse for five years.
Cinematographer and editor, Vietnam
Long Khuat was the cinematographer of Not Only Voices’ pilot project in Southeast Asia and the editor of the Not Only Voices PFLAG portrait and the short on Singapore. He is a Vietnamese filmmaker, with a degree in Film and Television Production from the University of Hertfordshire in the UK. He founded his own production company – FA Productions – in 2014, through which he writes and directs short films.
“Be who you are and say what you feel, those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.”
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Louise Benedetto is the editor of two Not Only Voices portraits (Shinta Ratri and Yen Nguyen). She grew up in Brasil, obtained a degree in Film and Photography in London, and now lives in Barcelona where she did a Masters degree in Contemporary Cinema.
"She goes where the wind blows, likes exploring new landscapes and new faces, learns through love, and sees her mind and heart open a bit more every day. Cosmical love."
Editor and visual effects designer, Brasil
Diana Klippel is responsible for Not Only Voices´ animation and titles, and edited three portraits (Zaw Zaw, Rick and U Lay, and Nada and Jimmy). She holds a Cinema and Visual Arts Degree from the Federal University of Espirito Santo. Her main focus is art direction, but she has recently worked on graphics projects, motion graphics and editing. She is 25 years old, lives in Vitória/ES, Brasil.
"The beauty in the world is in diversity - and it is everybody´s responsibility to make sure anyone can love and express herself freely."
Amina Demicheli edited three Not Only Voices portraits (Deryne, gay Muslims, Miak , Zai and Niluka). She has a degree in Communications and in Theatre from Rio de Janeiro. She has worked on different visual art projects; directing, researching and editing. Sheis hols a Masters degree in Cinematographic editing in Barcelona.
"Gender and sexuality is not about ´to be or not be´; it is about the possibility of being."
Content editor, Brasil
Alexandre Leal works with the content of the Not Only Voices website and also provides editorial feedback. He is an LGBTI activist from Brasil, where he has worked as a consultant for cultural change and coordinated social projects in NGOs, public organizations and the private sector. He is passionate about the politics of sex, gender and sexuality, and holds a Bachelor in Law and a Master‘s Degree in Human Rights and Democratisation. His research focused on gender identity, expressions, intersectionality and sex work. He is the Legal Associate of the International Rehabilitation Council for Torture Victims in Copenhagen, Denmark.
"He applies dark shades of nail polish to cast a light upon the shades created by the gender divide."
Marcos A. Peñéñory
Graphic Designer, Argentina
Marcos Adrián Peñéñory is a graphic designer from Córdoba, Argentina. He is a Technician of Multimedia Design and holds a Bachelor in Graphic Design from Universidad Blas Pascal. He has previously worked as a Webmaster at the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights in Washington DC, and is committed to working for human rights organizations and socially conscious companies. He is specialized in Epistemologies of The South at the Latin American Council on Social Sciences.
"Being gay necessarily means breaking with internal and external gender-based structures. As a designer I can be part of the solution, or part of the problem."
Communication Advisor, Brazil
Jade Drummond is the Communication Advisor of Not Only Voices, responsible for expanding and improving our public image and for managing social media. She graduated in Journalism at the Federal University of Espírito Santo, in Vitória (Brazil), and is currently specializing also in Journalism at the Cásper Líbero College, in São Paulo (Brazil). Jade is an AFSer and AIESECer. She has studied in Germany and worked in Egypt and Poland.
“Information can change the world and the way we relate to each other, because it enables understanding and, therefore, more tolerance and love.”