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NY May 14: Int'l Gay & Lesbian Hum. Rights Comm: Panel

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  • Aniruddha Das
    ... ...... Surina Khan, Executive Director International Gay & Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC) 1360 Mission Street, Suite 200 San Francisco, CA 94103
    Message 1 of 1 , May 31, 2002
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      >The International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC)
      >
      >presents
      >
      >Situations: A Panel Discussion with recipients of IGLHRC's 2002
      >Felipa Awards about their work to counter discrimination and abuse
      >on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, and/or HIV
      >status.
      >
      >
      >Tuesday, May 14
      >
      >6:00-8:00 PM
      >
      >The New York LGBT Community Center
      >208 West 13th Street, New York
      >
      >featuring
      >
      >Cui Zi En, China
      >
      >Mr. Cui has brought issues of same-sex love into Chinese culture and
      >public awareness, with a prolific crop of critically acclaimed
      >articles, lectures, books, and films, including the first gay novel
      >in modern China. Despite it being banned in mainland China, the
      >novel is still available through unofficial channels.
      >
      >Marta Tamayo, Colombia
      >
      >Ms. Tamayo provided legal representation to the first case involving
      >sexual orientation to be brought before the InterAmerican Human
      >Rights Commission, concerning a lesbian inmate's request for
      >conjugal visitation rights on par with the rights of heterosexual
      >prisoners. While this case is still pending, Ms. Tamayo has
      >subsequently brought a similar case before the Colombian Supreme
      >Court, this time with a successful outcome. The Supreme Court
      >victory is likely to resolve the pending InterAmerican case. Ms.
      >Tamayo received the Felipa Award in conjunction with the two
      >courageous prisoners she represented.
      >
      >Maher Sabry, Egypt
      >
      >Mr. Sabry wrote and directed the first play publicly presented in
      >Egypt that addressed male and female homosexuality openly. Last
      >year, as the arrests of suspected homosexuals intensified, Mr. Sabry
      >helped persuade a local human rights organization to represent some
      >of the arrested men while at the same time bringing ever-mounting
      >cases of persecution to the attention of IGLHRC and the
      >international human rights community.
      >
      >
      >Moderated by Surina Khan, Executive Director of the International
      >Gay & Lesbian Human Rights Commission
      >
      >
      >Co-Sponsors include: the Audre Lorde Project, the Astraea
      >Foundation, Gay Asian & Pacific Islander Men of New York (GAPIMNY),
      >the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD), the
      >National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR), the New York City
      >Anti-Violence Project, and Project Reach.
      >
      >
      >For more information, visit IGLHRC's web site at www.iglhrc.org.
      >
      >The mission of the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights
      >Commission (IGLHRC) is to secure the full enjoyment of the human
      >rights of all people and communities subject to discrimination or
      >abuse on the basis of sexual orientation or expression, gender
      >identity or expression, and/or HIV status. A US-based non-profit,
      >non-governmental organization (NGO), IGLHRC effects this mission
      >through advocacy, documentation, coalition building, public
      >education, and technical assistance.
      >
      >
      >* * * * * * * * *
      >
      >Tell them I say the heart forgives
      >the world.
      > --Stanley Kunitz, "My Surgeons"
      >
      >
      >Leslie Ann Minot
      >Development Director
      >International Gay & Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC)
      >1360 Mission Street, Suite 200
      >San Francisco, CA 94103
      >T: +1-415-255-8680
      >F: +1-415-255-8662
      >www.iglhrc.org
      >
      >IGLHRC's mission is to secure the full enjoyment of the human rights
      >of all people and communities subject to discrimination or abuse on
      >the basis of sexual orientation or expression, gender identity or
      >expression, and/or HIV status. A US-based non-profit,
      >non-governmental organization (NGO), IGLHRC effects this mission
      >through advocacy, documentation, coalition building, public
      >education, and technical assistance.





      ......

      Surina Khan, Executive Director

      International Gay & Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC)
      1360 Mission Street, Suite 200
      San Francisco, CA 94103
      tel: 1-415-255-8680, fax: 1-415-255-8662
      e-mail: surina@..., web site: www.iglhrc.org

      IGLHRC's mission is to secure the full enjoyment of the human rights
      of all people and communities subject to discrimination or abuse on
      the basis of sexual orientation or expression, gender identity or
      expression, and/or HIV status. A US-based non-profit,
      non-governmental organization (NGO), IGLHRC effects this mission
      through advocacy, documentation, coalition building, public
      education, and technical assistance.



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