This weekend marks the first Inaugural Rhodes LGBTQ Forum, being held at Rhodes House from the 24-26 February 2017. The forum brings together influential leaders, thinkers and activists to reflect upon the past and discuss the future challenges of the struggle for LGBTQ rights around the world.
- Frank Mugisha, the Executive Director of Sexual Minorities Uganda,
- Shauna Olney, the Chief of Gender, Equality and Diversity at the International Labour Organisation,
- Bishop Gene Robinson, Senior Fellow at the Centre for American Progress,
- Doug Hallward-Driemeier, the head of Ropes & Gray’s Appellate and Supreme Court practice who litigated for the plaintiffs in Obergefell v Hodges.
The forum will include discussions on the impact of colonialism on LGBT rights, activism, and how to create change. The weekend will be convened by Edwin Cameron, a Justice of the Constitutional Court of South Africa, and a pioneering activist in gay rights and HIV-rights.