Ariana is a mixed race, disabled, queer, activist and consent educator. Pulling from their diverse cultural backgrounds, the wisdom of Elders and teachers, Buddhist faith, and lived experiences as well as their education in psychology, linguistics, education, and ethics they work to build a more consensual world for everyone. With more than 20 years of experience in grassroots activism and formal non-profit work they have seen real change happen and knows we can all make a difference together.
A transmasc person, Enea is a Policy Researcher and writer, with a background in psychology and neuroscience. In their daily life, they work as policy researcher, with a focus on inequalities in care, with the aim to promote evidence-based changes. As a writer, they have been featured on VICE Italy, i-D Italy, and other magazines and independent zines, mainly curating columns on queer culture and issues faced by the LGBTQI+ community, on top of writing informative articles for both the community and the general public in Italy. Their interests are related to equity in global health, research and the use of art as an agent for social-change.
Felix Röper is a special dancer with Down syndrome. Felix started dancing when he was about 12 years old. Since then, he managed - despite all the odds - to impress in different countries with his skills. Not only did he dance at the inclusive dance festival in Russia, but also was the first person with Down Syndrome that took part in the opening sequence of the Vienna Opernball. Since 2018 no other than Renato Zanella is Felix' dance teacher as well as mentor. During this period Felix took part as a solo dancer in many inclusive performances like "Tanz ohne Ende", "Musica Sacra" and "Orgel Plus" directed by Renato Zanella.
Florian is an artist and activist from a tiny mountain village, somewhere in the alps of Salzburg. In that very same village, he organised in 2021 the very first pride parade within the region - the Unken Pride. Out of this pride parade, the Heublumen were born, a LGBTIA+ initiative, set on building queer communities in the rural parts of Austria.
Apart from that, he is a member of the Salzburg Pride committee and seeks to empower fellow activists.
Freya van Kant
Freya van Kant is an Austrian based Drag Performer of unknown origin and age. Even though she's always been fascinated by drag, the first time she debuted was in 2019 as a contestant of the Drag Race as part of the Graz Tuntenball, followed up by snatching the crown of Miss Tuntenball 2020. Her artistic oeuvre circles around creative mash-ups of thing that rarely go together - techno and opera, low brow and high brow, seriousness and playfulness. Since having a background in education, it was a shared dream of hers and Queens Brunch Vienna to create the "Drag Story Time 4 Kids", an age appropriate drag show and reading format for children.
Krystof Stupka is a lawyer, a passionate human rights advocate and a gen-z public figure known in LGBTQ+ rights activism. A graduate of SciencesPo Paris, he leverages his expertise in EU law in his relentless pursuit for intersectional equality. As the youngest member of the Czech Government's Committee on LGBTQ+ rights, Krystof actively participates in shaping policies to promote and protect queer rights. Previously a Czech UN Youth Delegate and a member of the European Youth Parliament, his commitment to societal change and his unique Gen-Z perspective continue to challenge conventions and inspire transformation in the fight for LGBTQ+ rights.
Herself a member of the LGBTQIA+ community, Leonie's work as an activist and public speaker is informed by her academic expertise in US-American Studies and her background in journalism. Through her work on social media, she shares access to her perspective to a broad audience, while simultaneously working with organizations and politicians towards more inclusivity both of and within the LGBTQIA+ community.
Tinou Ponzer is the chairperson of VIMÖ, the Association of Intersex People in Austria, and works for the Vienna branch of VIMÖ. In addition to awareness raising, public relations, organising community events, advocacy and policy work for intersex rights, Tinou Ponzer is a trainer and peer counselor at VARGES, the counseling centre for variations of sex characteristics. Tinou Ponzer is also co-editor of the anthology "Inter*Pride - perspectives from a worldwide human rights movement" and was significantly involved in the VIMÖ Vienna theatre production "INTER*Story - a piece of activism" in 2022.