Courage to leave the closet

During the Pride week (August 1-7) Civil Rights Defenders has invited a group of LGBT activists from Eastern Europe, Southeast Asia and Central Asia to Stockholm. The primary reason is to strengthen them and their organisations in their continued work.

They will have a full week of study visits, meetings, participation in a workshop and a seminar.

On Wednesday, August 3 we organise the seminar Leaving the Closet at Kulturhuset.

Seminar: Leaving the closet

Openness is a prerequisite to dispel prejudices and taboos about lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered (LGBT) persons. Prominent figures can contribute to transforming communities and making people understand that LGBT people are not mentally ill but live and love in the same manner as all other. But in many countries where we work LGBT people can not live openly without fear of persecution and harassment.

Civil Rights Defenders invites you to a conversation about what it’s like to work for LGBT rights in different parts of the world. Ten activists from Eastern Europe, Southeast and Central Asia will share their experiences and discuss how we can strengthen the struggle for openness and tolerance together.

Participants: LGBT activists from Eastern Europe, Southeast and Central Asia (for security reasons we decided not to reveal their names here)
Moderator: Goran Miletic, program director for the Western Balkans at Civil Rights Defenders

Time: 3 August at 18:00 to 18:45
Location: Pride Sergel (Aquarium), Culture, Sergel Square 3

The seminar will be held in English. No registration.


Categories: Uncategorized.
Tags: Discrimination, LGBT, and Pride.
Regions: Albania, Belarus, Central Asia, Montenegro, Russia, and Southeast Asia.