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The Economic and Security Dimensions of Protecting LGBT Rights

May 17, 2017 • 9:30 am – 12:00 pm EDT
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On the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia, the Human Rights Initiative and Council for Global Equality are hosting a public symposium on the economic and security dimensions of protecting lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) rights. During this event, speakers from government, civil society, the private sector, and multilateral institutions will explore creative, bipartisan opportunities to uphold and expand the rights of LGBT individuals. Speakers will look back at the gains made and look forward for opportunities to extend equality to all.

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Shannon N. Green

Eric Gitari

Executive Director, National Gay & Lesbian Human Rights Commission, Kenya

Nicole Santamaria

Founder, Asociación Colectivo Alejandría, El Salvador

Ambassador Michael Guest

Senior Advisor, Council for Global Equality

Jonathan Capehart

Washington Post

Alex Wagner

Former Chief of Staff to the Secretary of the U.S. Army

Maninder Gill

Director, Social Development, World Bank

Jake Sullivan

Former Director of Policy Planning, U.S. Department of State

James Thomas Kolbe

Former Representative (R-AZ)

Masha Gessen


Ambassador Hendrik Schuwer

Ambassador of the Netherlands to the United States