Rhodes House LGBTQ Forum

by | Feb 21, 2017

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.

Speakers include

  • 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.

 

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