Event Title

Global LGBTQI Movements, Human Rights, and Health: Notes from the Frontlines

Streaming Media

Description

The speakers will provide a brief overview of the status of human rights for LGBTQI people around the world, including both recent global and national milestones, as well as examples of backlash and how local communities are responding. They will also describe how global institutions such as the United Nations are working towards advancement of equality for LGBTQI people regardless of where they live, and the challenges they are facing. Finally, they will discuss the manifestations and impact of stigma and discrimination on peoples’ lives and describe, based on first-hand experience, how LGBTQI activists in every corner of the world are fighting for their rights, often in the face pervasive hostility, to bring justice to their communities.

About the Lecturers:

Amie Bishop has decades of experience in global health and human rights and currently works in Seattle as an independent consultant on these issues. Since 2008, she has served on the Board of Directors and is now Board Co-Chair for Outright Action International, which has advocated for equality and justice for LGBTQI people for more than 25 years.

Anthony Adero is a Kenyan human rights, LGBTQ and HIV activist who has been living in Seattle for four years. In Kenya, he lobbied for improved human rights and access to sexual health information for homosexual men, especially related to the prevention of sexually transmitted infections (STIs). He currently works as a Client Navigator at the Lifelong AIDS Alliance.

Document Type

Event

Start Date

5-10-2016 12:00 PM

End Date

5-10-2016 1:20 PM

Location

Fairhaven College Auditorium

Resource Type

Moving image

Title of Series

World Issues Forum

Genre/Form

lectures

Contributing Repository

Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies

Keywords

Global health, Human rights, Outright Action International, Lifelong AIDS Alliance

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Language

English

Format

video/mp4

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Oct 5th, 12:00 PM Oct 5th, 1:20 PM

Global LGBTQI Movements, Human Rights, and Health: Notes from the Frontlines

Fairhaven College Auditorium

The speakers will provide a brief overview of the status of human rights for LGBTQI people around the world, including both recent global and national milestones, as well as examples of backlash and how local communities are responding. They will also describe how global institutions such as the United Nations are working towards advancement of equality for LGBTQI people regardless of where they live, and the challenges they are facing. Finally, they will discuss the manifestations and impact of stigma and discrimination on peoples’ lives and describe, based on first-hand experience, how LGBTQI activists in every corner of the world are fighting for their rights, often in the face pervasive hostility, to bring justice to their communities.

About the Lecturers:

Amie Bishop has decades of experience in global health and human rights and currently works in Seattle as an independent consultant on these issues. Since 2008, she has served on the Board of Directors and is now Board Co-Chair for Outright Action International, which has advocated for equality and justice for LGBTQI people for more than 25 years.

Anthony Adero is a Kenyan human rights, LGBTQ and HIV activist who has been living in Seattle for four years. In Kenya, he lobbied for improved human rights and access to sexual health information for homosexual men, especially related to the prevention of sexually transmitted infections (STIs). He currently works as a Client Navigator at the Lifelong AIDS Alliance.