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Briefing: International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia

May 19, 2015 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Despite a long history of persecution and marginalization, tireless activists and members of the Caribbean LGBT community are working to change the trajectory of the rights of LGBT individuals, opening spaces for dialogue, advocating for equal rights for LGBT populations, and working to ultimately change laws. Please join our panel of leading experts as they discuss the current situation for the Caribbean's LGBT community and the release of Human Rights First's new report on the human rights of LGBT persons in Jamaica.


Cannon 421

27 Independence Ave SE, Washington, DC 20003

Angeline Jackson
Quality of Citizenship Jamaica

Dr. John Waters
Centro de Orientación e Investigación Integral (COIN)
Dominican Republic

Shawn Gaylord
Human Rights First

RSVPs appreciated. Please RSVP for the briefing below.

Also on May 19th, please join Human Rights First at 6:00pm for a reception in recognition of International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia.

Featuring our panelists and: 

The Honorable David Cicilline (RI-1) 

The Honorable Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (FL-27) 

The Honorable Alan Lowenthal (CA-47) 

Elisa Massimino 
President & CEO, Human Rights First 

Tuesday, May 19, 2015 
Rayburn B-340 
Refreshments provided 

RSVPs appreciated. Please RSVP for the reception here.

Please contact Shawn Gaylord, Advocacy Counsel at Human Rights First ([email protected],org) if you have any questions about the briefing or reception.