Supporting Human Rights of LGBT Communities through U.S. Foreign Policy | Freedom House

Supporting Human Rights of LGBT Communities through U.S. Foreign Policy

Wednesday, July 22, 2015 - 4:00pm to 7:00pm

2226 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515



The Council for Global Equality, Freedom House, Human Rights First, Human Rights Campaign, Advocates for Youth, RFK Center for Justice and Human Rights, and American Jewish World Service in cooperation with the Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus, invite you to a Special Briefing:

Supporting Human Rights of LGBT Communities through U.S. Foreign Policy

With remarks by the Special Envoy for the Human Rights of LGBT Persons Randy Berry

Date: Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Time:
4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. – Opening Remarks and Panel Discussion
5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. – Reception

Location: 2226 Rayburn House Office Building

Join us for a discussion of the unique role the United States can play in supporting the inherent human rights of LGBT persons around the world.

Human rights for LGBT persons have reached a unique moment in history. While great progress has been made for equal rights, LGBT persons still face harsh discrimination, unequal access to healthcare, fear of violence, and, in some cases, legal persecution. The panel will include two activists from Russia and Uganda who will provide insights into the complicated situation for LGBT communities in their countries.



Opening Remarks
Mark P. Lagon
President, Freedom House

Congressman David Cicilline (D-RI)
Co-Chair, Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus

Keynote Address
Randy Berry
Special Envoy for the Human Rights of LGBT Persons

Panel Discussion with
Urooj Arshad
Advocates for Youth

Nikilas Mawanda
Uganda

Anatoly Kazakov
Russia

Jean Freedberg
Human Rights Campaign

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