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LGBTQ Rights Worldwide | History, Defeats & Victories

 
Date/Time
Date(s) - June 10
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location
Illinois Holocaust Museum
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June is Pride Month, the perfect time to explore the history, early battles, defeats, and victories in the struggle to achieve equality.
 
Join the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center to learn what we can do to stand in solidarity to defend human rights for all, including the LGBTQ+ community.
 
6 in 10 LGBT students feel unsafe in school…
 
In 28 states, you can get fired for being lesbian, bisexual, or gay…
 
In 30 states, you can get fired for being transgender…
 
Across the globe, at least 76 countries continue to criminalize same-sex relations…
 
The discussion is free to Museum members or free with Museum admission. Reservations are required.
 
PANELISTS:
Art Johnston: Co-founder of Equality Illinois, who has been on the front lines of the fight for LGBT rights for decades.
 
Lora Branch (moderator): Regional Lead, HIV FOCUS, Gilead Sciences
 
Matt Nosanchuck: Helped advance LGBT rights during his work for the Obama Administration, which earned him the Attorney General’s Distinguished Service Award and the American Bar Association’s inaugural Stonewall Award
 
Channyn Lynne Parker: Manager of youth Drop in at Broadway Youth Center and transgender activist