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2023 Asia Foundation Development Fellow

Dorjjantsan “Jack” Ganbaatar is a queer rights activist, lecturer, researcher, and author who believes that everyone should enjoy their human rights free from fear and discrimination. He currently serves as the health program manager at the first and only LGBT Centre in Ulaanbaatar, where he creates and administers projects to close gaps in LGBTQI+ health rights. Gabaatar has trained academics and practitioners on LGBTQI+ rights and health issues, including the medical staff of the National Mental Health Institute, the Mongolian National University of Medical Sciences, and the National University of Mongolia. Additionally, he is a consultant for the United Nations Free & Equal campaign and volunteers at LGBTQIA+ centers and programs around the world.

Ganbaatar received a medical degree in Mongolia and graduated from the University of Melbourne with a master’s degree in Public Health.