Leaving the closet

LGBT activists in Stockholm

LGBT activists in Stockholm

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
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), Kulturhuset, Sergel Square 3

The seminar will be held in English. No registration.


Categories: Uncategorized.
Tags: LGBT and Pride.
Regions: Central Asia and Southeast Asia.