LGBT+ Rights Post Sochi

With the Sochi Olympics in Russia coming to a close, Amnesty LDN will be hosting a panel discussion into the future of LGBT+ rights in Russia.

The event will be held on Monday 3 March 7.30pm at The Ben Pimlott Lecture Theatre, Goldsmiths College, St James, New Cross SE14 6NW – Note the venue has changed.

Amnesty International has documented an increase in harassment of LGBT+ organizations by the state and attacks on LGBT+ individuals by vigilante groups across Russia since January 2013.

The event will be looking at  why and how the spotlight should remain firmly fixed on the issues that LGBT+ communities in Russia will still face after the Winter Olympics have ended.

The panel will be made up of:

Natacha Kennedy, researcher at Goldsmith focusing on trans issues and children. She is the International Officer of LGBT Labour.

Natalia Prilutskaya is the Russia Team Campaigner at the Amnesty International Secretariat.

Peter Tatchell has been campaigning for human rights, democracy, LGBT freedom and global justice since 1967.

Zoe O’Connell is an Equality and LGBT rights campaigner and an executive member of DELGA (LGBT Liberal Democrats).

All are welcome to attend, so feel free to invite your friends, colleagues and acquaintances.

In true and welcoming Amnesty LDN style, complimentary refreshments will be on offer and there will be an opportunity to socialise after the event if you so wish.

Find out more on the Facebook page.

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