Our friends at LGBT Labour are hosting this event this week.
Towards a progressive foreign policy on LGBT rights
6.30pm to 8pm, Tuesday 17th January
The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House, Houses of Parliament
76 countries still prosecute people on the grounds of their sexual orientation.
In 10 of those nations, you can be sentenced to death or life behind bars.
38 of the 54 members of the Commonwealth criminalise homosexuality.
Join our panel of experts as we discuss the challenge to combat homophobic & transphobic discrimination across the world, and debate what a progressive foreign policy should look like.
Ivan Lewis MP, Shadow Secretary of State for International Development
Professor Robert Wintemute, Kings College London
Yemisi Ilesanmi, trade unionist and coordinator of the campaign: Nigerian LGBT in the Diaspora Against Anti Same Sex Laws
Louise Ashworth, LGBT Labour
Bisi Alimi, Trustee, The Kaleidoscope Trust
All are welcome to attend.
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