Anna Kirey is a queer graduate student at University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill studying Russian, Eurasian and East European Studies. Anna has been an activist for over a decade and co-founded an LGBT NGO named Labrys in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan in 2004. Anna has a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism with minor in International Comparative Politics and Master’s in Gender and Peace Building. Anna is torn between studies and international queer activism, the latter seems to win too often. Currently Anna is a representative of Central Asia in ILGA-Asia board, Advisor to Global Fund for Women. In addition, Anna collected information about transgender people’s legal situation in 81 countries for ILGA World’s Trans Mapping project. This task helps Anna to support Trans Bodies, Trans Selves as the ‘Gender around the world’ chapter intern.