The State of LGBT Equality in Russia and Beyond: A Conversation with 2018 Freedom Award recipients

Friday, May 25, 2018 - 9:30am to 10:30am

25 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Suite 900
Washington, D.C. 20001

A continental breakfast will be served at 9:00 a.m.

Join Freedom House in partnership with Google for a special event to explore the challenges and threats faced by the LGBT community in Russia and Chechnya.

Elena Milashina is an award-winning investigative Russian journalist for the renowned publication Novaya Gazeta. Igor Kochetkov is the chairman of the Russian LGBT Network, an NGO that works to promote equal rights and respect for human dignity, regardless of sexual orientation and gender identity.

Join us to learn the story of how Elena and Igor exposed the torture of young gay men in Chechnya and played a pivotal role in their escape. Elena and Igor are truly "lights amidst the darkness" and will guide a discussion of the importance of investigative journalism and the vital role rapid emergency assistance can have for LGBT equality in the most dire situations.

They will be in conversation with Jeremy W. Peters, reporter for the New York Times

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2018 Freedom Award recipients:
Elena Milashina
Novaya Gazeta
Igor Kochetkov
Russian LGBT Network
In conversation with:
Jeremy W. Peters
New York Times

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