Windy City Media Group Frontpage News
Celebrating 30 Years of Gay Lesbian Bisexual and Trans News
home search facebook twitter join
Gay News Sponsor Windy City Times 2017-12-13
DOWNLOAD ISSUE
About WCMG Publications News Index  Entertainment Features Bars & Clubs Calendar Videos Advertisers OUT! Guide    Marriage

Sponsor
Sponsor

  WINDY CITY TIMES

40 LGBTIQ Activists, 29 Countries, 5 Days of Activism
From a press release
2017-12-04

facebook twitter google +1 reddit email


( New York ) OutRight Action International kicks off the Global Week of Advocacy, where dozens of LGBTIQ activists from 29 countries from every region of the world has come to participate in the organization's 6th annual United Nations ( UN ) Week of Advocacy. From December 4 to 8, human rights defenders meet with government representatives and UN officials.

Advocates will meet dignitaries such as Karel J.G. van Oosterom, Permanent Representative of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to the UN and United Kingdom's Ambassador to the UN Matthew Rycroft, and UN diplomats from the Caribbean, the Middle East and North Africa, Eastern Europe, the Asia Pacific and Latin America. They will also meet with representatives from UN Women, the UN Development Programme and the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights.

Jessica Stern, Executive Director of Outright Action International, comments on the significance of the Global Week of Advocacy, saying,

"Advocacy week allows for LGBTIQ voices and lived realities to be brought to the attention of Ambassadors and diplomats at the United Nations, people with power to influence change at the international level. At the same time it offers activists from the world over to come together to strategize and learn from each other. The purpose is to catalyze real, positive change in the lives of LGBTIQ people."

This year there will also be two meetings specifically focused on trans and intersex issues, hosted by the missions of Denmark and Argentina, and Malta, respectively. These meetings will elevate the concerns of trans and intersex people to the international arena and recommend ways in which States can be more progressive in advancing the human rights of trans and intersex people.

Commenting on the importance of this week, Anjelika Carrillo, a lesbian women engaged in HIV work in Belize says,

"Every opportunity to learn and network is an important opportunity. I have heard from other LGBTQI colleagues and peers of their experience in Advocacy Week and have seen their growth because of this process. I want and need that for myself so that I may be better equipped and greater inspired to continue my work. "

The Global Week of Advocacy culminates on December 9th, with OutSummit, a one-day global conference themed "Pushing the Boundaries for Global LGBTIQ Activism" bringing together U.S.-based and international activists to meet and discuss critical issues affecting the global LGBTIQ movement. This year's conference highlights some of the world's foremost experts and activists discussing the most cutting edge issues impacting the global human rights movement.

Including such experts as:

Joy Belmonte, Vice Mayor of Quezon City, Philippines

Jack Harrison-Quintana, Director of Grindr for Equality

Michael Karimian, Human Rights Program Manager, Microsoft

Kimberly Zieselman, Executive Director, InterACT Advocates for Intersex Youth

Neish McLean, Co-Founder and Executive Director, Transwave Jamaica

Jennifer Lu, Coordinator of the Marriage Equality Coalition Taiwan

And such issues as:

LGBTIQ Rights & Business: Symmetries & Challenges

UN-locked: Diplomats and Officials Address the Independent Expert on SOGI, the Equal Rights Coalition and Where We Go From Here

Global Intersex Rights: Diverse Pathways to Dignity and Equality

Maintaining Safety and Security Amidst a Global LGBTIQ Backlash

OutSummit will be hosted at The City University of New York Law School and is organized in partnership with the Sorensen Center for International Peace and Justice.

To attend OutSummit buy a ticket on the OutSummit website: www.outsummit.org/ .


facebook twitter google +1 reddit email




Windy City Media Group does not approve or necessarily agree with the views posted below.
Please do not post letters to the editor here. Please also be civil in your dialogue.
If you need to be mean, just know that the longer you stay on this page, the more you help us.


  ARTICLES YOU MIGHT LIKE

Gay News

Looking back at 2017's top ten news events 2017-12-17 - 2017 was the year the 1960s tried to make a comeback. There was the resurgence in white nationalist activity, widespread sexual harassment, and ...


Gay News

After grant cuts, director to leave Safe Schools Alliance 2017-12-17 - At the beginning of December, Illinois Safe Schools Alliance announced two significant pieces of news: Following cuts in a State of Illinois grant, ...


Gay News

'Transgender,' 'fetus' banned from CDC reports 2017-12-16 - The Trump administration is prohibiting officials at the Centers for Disease Control, the country's top public health agency, from using a list of ...


Gay News

HRC: Puerto Rico Gov. Rossello Must Veto Anti-LGBTQ Bill 2017-12-15 - WASHINGTON — Today, the Human Rights Campaign ( HRC ) called on Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo RossellÃ" to veto a bill passed by ...


Gay News

AG Madigan to appeal FCC vote to eliminate net neutrality rules 2017-12-14 - Chicago — Attorney General Lisa Madigan today announced that she, along with other state attorneys general, will appeal the Federal Communications Commission's ( ...


Gay News

LGBTQ-focused oSTEM holds seventh annual conference 2017-12-14 - Out in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, Inc. ( oSTEM ) held its seventh annual conference, "Finding Unity in Community," Nov. 16-19 at ...


Gay News

Black LGBTQIA+ Migrant Project launches to build community power 2017-12-14 - The Black LGBTQIA+ Migrant Project ( BLMP ) [ https://transgenderlawcenter.org/programs/blmp ] , a first-of-its-kind program housed at Transgender Law Center and made possible ...


Gay News

HRC: Five Years After Sandy Hook, Time for Gun Safety Reform 2017-12-14 - WASHINGTON — Today, the Human Rights Campaign issued the following statement from President Chad Griffin on the fifth anniversary of the horrific mass ...


Gay News

$1.35M in grants go to grassroots organizing by women of color, trans people of color 2017-12-14 - Groundswell is proud to announce $1,350,000 in grants for 30 organizations in its inaugural round of grantmaking through the Liberation Fund, a joint ...


Gay News

Misinformation Nation, The Threat to America's Federal Data and Civil Rights in new report 2017-12-14 - WASHINGTON — The federal government's collection, reporting, and protection of accurate, comprehensive data is central to implementing, monitoring, and evaluating civil rights laws ...


 



Copyright © 2017 Windy City Media Group. All rights reserved.
Reprint by permission only. PDFs for back issues are downloadable from
our online archives. Single copies of back issues in print form are
available for $4 per issue, older than one month for $6 if available,
by check to the mailing address listed below.

Return postage must accompany all manuscripts, drawings, and
photographs submitted if they are to be returned, and no
responsibility may be assumed for unsolicited materials.
All rights to letters, art and photos sent to Nightspots
(Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago
Gay and Lesbian News and Feature Publication) will be treated
as unconditionally assigned for publication purposes and as such,
subject to editing and comment. The opinions expressed by the
columnists, cartoonists, letter writers, and commentators are
their own and do not necessarily reflect the position of Nightspots
(Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago Gay,
Lesbian, Bisexual and Transegender News and Feature Publication).

The appearance of a name, image or photo of a person or group in
Nightspots (Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times
(a Chicago Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender News and Feature
Publication) does not indicate the sexual orientation of such
individuals or groups. While we encourage readers to support the
advertisers who make this newspaper possible, Nightspots (Chicago
GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago Gay, Lesbian
News and Feature Publication) cannot accept responsibility for
any advertising claims or promotions.

 

 

 

TRENDINGBREAKINGPHOTOS

Sponsor
Sponsor
Sponsor


 



Sponsor

About WCMG Publications News Index  Entertainment Features Bars & Clubs Calendar Videos Advertisers OUT! Guide    Marriage


About WCMG      Contact Us      Online Front  Page      Windy City  Times      Nightspots      OUT! Guide     
Identity      BLACKlines      En La Vida      Archives      Subscriptions      Distribution      Windy City Queercast     
Queercast Archives      Advertising  Rates      Deadlines      Advanced Search     
Press  Releases      Event Photos      Join WCMG  Email List      Email Blast     
Upcoming Events      Todays Events      Ongoing Events      Post an Event      Bar Guide      Community Groups      In Memoriam      Outguide Categories      Outguide Advertisers      Search Outguide      Travel      Dining Out      Blogs      Spotlight  Video     
Classifieds      Real Estate      Place a  Classified     

Windy City Media Group produces Windy City Queercast, & publishes Windy City Times,
The Weekly Voice of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Trans Community,
Nightspots, Out! Resource Guide, and Identity.
5315 N. Clark St. #192, Chicago, IL 60640-2113 • PH (773) 871-7610 • FAX (773) 871-7609.