Anna Apergi - Konstantinidi

Anna Konstantinidi Apergi, is the President of the Greek Transgender Support Association (GTSA) and has worked for more than ten years in Civil Society organizations. She is a regular member of the GTSA since 2012, a designated member of the GTSA in the Racist Violence Recording Network, and a representative of the Association in the GNCHR Registration Mechanism. From 2015 to 2017 she was the Regional Secretary of the GTSA, while from March 2022 until today she is in the position of the Presidency of the Association. From 1997 to 2000 she worked as a trainee Judicial Clerk at the Courts of First Instance of Drama and Xanthi. She participated alongside the memorable President of the GTSA, Marina Galanou, as a representative of the Association in Committees of the Hellenic Parliament, such as for the passing of the law on the civil partnership, the legal recognition of gender identity and equal treatment. From 2016 she worked as a Special Advisor (Expert) on asylum issues for LGBTI+ refugees and applicants for international protection at the NGO PRAKSIS, while in 2018 she was a member of the Scientific Working Group of the Ministry of Health with the aim of full access of trans and intersex persons to the health sector. From 2020 to 2021, she worked as a trainer in the University Program of the University of the Aegean entitled "GESTALT Affirmative LGBTQI Counseling for Sexual Diversity and Gender Identities". She also participated in an educational role in many educational seminars on issues of gender expression, gender identity, sex characteristics and sexual orientation, such as in a two-day educational seminar of the National School of the Judiciary for Judges and Prosecutors on the rights of LGBTI+ people, in an educational seminar of the National Commission for Human Rights (GNCHR) to Justices of the Peace for the proper implementation of Law 4491/2017 on the legal recognition of gender identity, while from February to May 2022 she was a trainer of the training program of the Ministry of Citizen Protection for Greek Police officers , on LGBTI+ issues. She writes for the online LGBTQI news magazine, while her articles have been published in many newspapers and magazines.

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