About us

Human Rights Defender Organisation, 2010

Felipa de Souza Award, 2011

2019 Human Rights Defender Award, European Union of Mongolia

Milestone of the Year Award, ALMA LGBT Awards 2016

Board

The Board is the highest decision-making body of the LGBT Centre made up of members serving on a voluntary basis to provide the organisation with policy direction and advice. As of October 2017, the Board is made up of eight outstanding individuals with great expertise in their respective areas who are dedicating their time, knowledge and skills to improve the lives of LGBTI people in Mongolia and around the world. The Board membership is open to anyone committed to the protection and realisation of all rights of LGBTI people in Mongolia.

Batchimeg Sambalkhundev

Board member

Batchimeg (Cicimaa) joined the Board in 2015 and offers her deep interest and experience in anthropological inquiry.

Pronouns: she/her

Munkhtuya Dashtsend

Board member

Having joined the Centre as Health Programme Manager in early 2014, Munkhtuya worked as the Executive Director between January 2017 and March 2020.

Pronouns: she/her

Bolorbat Khaadag

Board member

Bolorbat joined the Board at the end of 2016 to help the organisation around youth engagement.

Pronouns: he/him

Oyungerel Tsedevdamba

Board member

Since its founding, the Centre was denied an official registration as a non-governmental, LGBT human rights organisation. Oyungerel, a prominent politician, was instrumental in helping the organisation to register in her then-capacity of Human Rights Advisor to the President of Mongolia. She was invited to serve on the Board in 2017 and joined in April 2017.

Pronouns: she/her

Zorig Alimaa

Chair of the Board

Zorig joined the Board in 2014 and brings his decades-long experience with major transnational banking institutions.

Pronouns: he/him

Aubrey Menarndt

Board member

Aubrey joined the Board in 2017

Pronouns: she/her

Enkhmaa Enkhbold

Executive Director, Board member

Enkhmaa joined the Board in February 2017 and brings a much-needed Mongolian queer diaspora voice. Enkhmaa was appointed the Executive Director effective March 2020.

Pronouns: Pronouns: she/her/they/them

Executive team

The executive team is made up of full-time Executive Director, Legal Programme Manager, Health Programme Manager, Youth Programme Manager and a part-time Finance Officer. There is any number of domestic and foreign volunteers dedicating their time to the Centre at any given time.

Erdeneburen Dorjpurev

Legal Programme Manager

Pronouns: she/her,they/them,he/him

Norovsambuu Oyuntunsag

Finance Officer

Pronouns: he/him

Enkhmaa Enkhbold

Executive Director

Pronouns: she/her/they/them

Khulan Batbaatar

Youth Programme Manager

Pronouns: they/them

Enkhzaya Otgonbayar

Health Programme Manager

Pronouns: she/her