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Reception: International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia

May 19, 2015 - 10:00pm

Join Human Rights First for a reception in recognition of International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia


The Honorable Alan Lowenthal (CA-47)

The Honorable David Cicilline (RI-1)

The Honorable Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (FL-27)

Angeline Jackson
Quality of Citizenship Jamaica

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


Elisa Massimino
President & CEO, Human Rights First

Additional participants to be announced

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. Human rights activists from the region will discuss on-the-ground challenges, ongoing efforts of civil society groups, and the ways in which collaboration among members of civil society in the U.S. and the Caribbean, as well as work with Members of the U.S. Congress, can promote respect for the human rights of all citizens.

RSVPs are appreciated. Please RSVP below.


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