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LGBT Labour Event – Towards a progressive foreign policy on LGBT rights

9 January 2012

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.

Speakers:

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.

Please RSVP to jamie_th@yahoo.com

One Comment leave one →
  1. 10 January 2012 13:20

    Thanks very much for posting this – hope you are all able to attend. Sorry that we didn’t formally link up with you on this ioccasion due to timescales, would definitely be keen to talk to you about doing things together in the future. Thanks, Jamie Hodge, LGBT Labour

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