Global Action for Trans Equality (GATE) organised the first of its kind, international trans and intersex advocacy meeting in Barcelona, Spain, with participants from all regions and all continents. The meeting consisted of 2 parts. June 1–3 was the Trans* Action = Trans* Rights pre-conference, followed by the International Congress on Gender Identity and Human Rights from June 4 to 6.

This platform created the ideal space for Gabrielle Le Roux and the participants of the “Proudly African” project to create art, where Gabrielle drew some of the trans and intersex activists from Africa in a live setting. It is also profound to note that this was the first time the participants of the Project could experience their drawings in a public setting and as part of an exhibition, as it was safer to hold such an exhibition in a neutral space and not on African soil.