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City’s Human Rights Speakers Series Presents a Virtual Panel Discussion: ‘The Struggle for Global LGBTQI Rights During the COVID-19 Pandemic’

Post Date:June 17, 2020 2:43 PM

Human Rights Speaker Series: LGBTQI Rights During The PandemicThe City of West Hollywood’s Human Rights Speakers Series, in conjunction with OutRight Action International, will host a free virtual panel discussion, The Struggle for Global LGBTQI Rights During the COVID-19 PandemicIn any crisis, LGBTQ+ communities are often disproportionately affected due to pre-existing vulnerabilities. The same is true now as the world battles the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Join the City of West Hollywood for a panel discussion featuring experts in the field of international LGBTQ+ rights to discuss the global impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the community. The panel will discuss the results of OutRight Action International’s research and interviews with LGBTQ+ activists around the globe, which highlight how COVID-19 is impacting those vulnerable communities.

The event will take place on Wednesday, June 24, 2020 at 6 p.m. via Zoom. The panel discussion will feature: Amie Bishop, Senior Research Advisor for OutRight Action International; Michael Rapley, Chair of Equals Barbados; and Geoff Chin, International Project Manager for the Los Angeles LGBT Center. The panel will be moderated by City of West Hollywood Mayor Pro Tempore John Heilman.

This online virtual event is free to attend; RSVP is requested by Eventbrite at https://hrss-2020june24.eventbrite.com.

The City of West Hollywood’s Human Rights Speakers Series brings together diverse communities to learn about and discuss global, national, and local human rights issues in a supportive environment. The series reflects the City’s commitment to human rights and its core value of Respect and Support for People.
For additional information about the Human Rights Speakers Series, please visit www.weho.org/hrss.

The City of West Hollywood remains in a declared local emergency in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. While Los Angeles County is allowing for a phased reopening of some businesses and activities, coronavirus transmission and COVID-19 disease remain a serious risk. West Hollywood City Hall is currently closed to in-person transactions, but City Hall services remain accessible by phone at (323) 848-6400 and via the City’s website at www.weho.org. City of West Hollywood coronavirus information is available at www.weho.org/coronavirus.

For more information about the Human Rights Speakers Series, please contact City of West Hollywood Arts Technician Joy Tribble at (323) 848-6360 or at jtribble@weho.org.

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