FOURTH GLOBAL LGBTQI HUMAN RIGHTS CONFERENCE IN MIAMI, MAY 26 – MAY 29
Thought leaders from around the globe will converge on Miami for the 4thGlobal LGBTQI Human Rights Conference, May 26 – 29, as part of World OutGames Miami 2017, the world’s largest 10-day Sports, Culture and Human Rights event. This well-orchestrated conference will offer a world view of human rights with representation from Brazil, Cuba, Canada, Miccosukee Reservation, St. Lucia, Thailand, Tonga, Uganda, the United Kingdom, the United States, Venezuela and others.
“With political uncertainty in the United States and abroad, it is even more important to maintain open dialogue and shared points of view to strive for unity and inclusiveness for all,” said Lynare Robbins, World OutGames Miami Diversity and Human Rights Director. “This conference offers an in-depth global perspective on subjects, including LGBT rights, and should be attended by anyone who wants to have a voice and desires equality and acceptance.”
The three-day conference, which will be held at the Miami Beach Convention Center, will be a powerful gathering of internationally respected human rights activists, researchers, legal scholars and trade organizations, and will include more than 25 speakers. As many as 35 topics will be focused on three specific tracks: Promoting Inclusivity in Sports (LGB, Intersex, Trans*, Women), Health & Wellness (HIV, Disability, Sexuality, Body Politics, Human Trafficking) and Social Justice (Labor/Trade Unions, Religion, LGBTQI Criminalization, Workplace Issues).
Special guest speakers include Tamara Adrián (Venezuela), Juana Mora Cedeño (Cuba), Rev. Houston Cypress (Miccosukee Reservation), Lou Englefield (UK), Amini Fonua (Tonga), MoninneGriffith (Ireland), Surat-Shaan Knan (UK), Richard Lusimbo (Uganda), Deondre Moore (USA),Chris Mosier (USA), Vitit Muntarbhorn (Thailand), Kenita Placide (St. Lucia), Alessandra Ramos(Brazil), Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz (USA), Omar Sharif Jr. (Egypt/Canada), Nadine Smith (USA), Mark Tewksbury (Canada) and Cyd Zeiglar (USA).
Presenters include Sylvia Acevedo (USA), Mitra Ahmadinejad (USA), Joseph Akoro (France), Olive Anene (USA), Dr. Ashley Austin (USA), Dr. Irma Barron (USA), Diego Bazan (Paraguay), Deborah Billings (USA), Blessing Bramah (Nigeria), Austin Bryan (USA), Eloundou Jules Charles(Cameroon), David Cruz (USA), Evan Davidoff (USA), Cathy Eccles (Australia), Victor Elkins(Canada), Dr. Fred Fejes (USA), Luigi Ferrer (USA), Dr. Joel Filmore (USA), Cpl. Brandan Harkness (Canada), Haven Herrin (USA), Cecily Hourly (USA), Carlos Idibouo (Canada), SaifIshuoof (USA), Marthe Djilo Kamga (Belgium), Ryan Kaminski (USA), Justin Klecha (USA), Greg Larocque (Canada), Melhen Mansour (Syria/UK), Renato Mascara (Australia), Gon Matsunaka(Japan), Gina McKay (Canada), Yaz Mendez (USA), Ross Murray (USA), Solange Musanganya(Ivory Coast), Sayato Nakata (Japan), Jean Daniel Ndikumana (Belgium), Alex Orue (Mexico), Bryn Pantilione (USA), Athena Passera (USA), Bill Pegler (Canada), Francisco Robledo (Mexico),Michael Rosky (USA), Dr. Nancy Sidun (USA), Brian Siegal (USA), Dr. Louise Silverstein (USA), Fumino Sugiyama (Japan), Markus Thiel (USA), Jean Turner (Canada), Ricardo Vasquez(Colombia), the Victory Institute (USA), Jim Wilets (USA), Robert Wintemute (UK), Edward Xuereb(Australia), Candy Yun (Korea) and Yahia Zaldi (Algeria).
A full conference schedule and tickets are available at http://outgames.org/human_