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Jenni Chang and Lisa Dazols      

Documentary Filmmakers & LGBT Activists; Best Known for "Out & Around"

In 2015, Jenni and Lisa traveled to 15 countries in Asia, Africa, and South America to interview LGBT leaders around the world. Their documentary film, Out & Around, has been widely viewed in film festivals, US broadcast, and online streaming. Their TED talk This is what LGBT Life is like around the World has been viewed over 2.5 million times.

Jenni worked for eBay for 14 years, most recently as the Director of B2C Seller Experience based in Zurich. She was named “Hero of the 500s” by Fortune Magazine and received the “Cultural Luminary” award by eBay for her corporate and community contributions. Lisa is a licensed clinical social worker with 15 years of experience working in the LGBT community.

Jenni and Lisa now live in Taipei, Taiwan with their children, Charlie (4) and Jesse (2). They are currently working on launching the ASIA Rainbow Ride, a charity bike tour across Taiwan to benefit LGBT and HIV services in the region.

Speech Topics

Equality is Not a Western Invention.

Speech around global LGBT movement. Appropriate for Pride Events

Come out, Come Out Wherever You Are

Speech around increased visibility of LGBT people around the world. Topic appropriate for National Coming Out Day, National Day of Silence.

Ordinary People Can Do Extraordinary Things

Speech about how everyday people can make a difference in LGBT movement. Inspirational to do your small part in a greater movement.

Taking a Sabbatical

Speech geared towards how to take a break from your 9-5 to follow your passion. Discussing how to take a break from your career to follow your dreams.


'Out & Around' Blog And Documentary Explores LGBT Life Around The World (VIDEO)

Even though California is still fighting its battles, the LGBT community has long found an ally in San Francisco. But in an effort to better understand the community's struggles at large, one local lesbian couple took a trip outside the bubble.

Jennifer Chang

Coming out as gay in her mid-twenties “rocked my world,” says Jennifer Chang, a first-generation Asian-American who grew up in a conservative household in Chicago. But while working at eBay, she found role models among her gay colleagues who showed her that “you could be successful; you could have a family,” she says.

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This is what LGBT life is like around the world

As a gay couple in San Francisco, Jenni Chang and Lisa Dazols had a relatively easy time living the way they wanted. But outside the bubble of the Bay Area, what was life like for people still lacking basic rights? They set off on a world tour in search of "Supergays," LGBT people who were doing something extraordinary in the world. In 15 countries across Africa, Asia and South America — from India, recently home to the world's first openly gay prince, to Argentina, the first country in Latin America to grant marriage equality — they found the inspiring stories and the courageous, resilient and proud Supergays they had been looking for.

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