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article imageWorldPride Human Rights Conference – June 2014 in Toronto

By Bryen Dunn     Mar 15, 2014 in Lifestyle
Toronto - The WorldPride Human Rights Conference 2014 will take place June 25 to 27, 2014 in Toronto, Canada. Former Prime Minister of Iceland, Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir, will be among the presenters from 60 countries participating.
International LGBT leaders will gather in Toronto for WorldPride 2014 for a dialogue about LGBT human rights around the world, and the issues affecting our communities. Hundreds of LGBT rights leaders from around the globe will speak, including: Russian activist and journalist Masha Gessen; Ugandan LGBT activist Frank Mugisha; Kenyan human rights lawyer Justice Monica Mbaru; Venezuelan trans activist Tamara Adrián; and Canadian global HIV/AIDS leader Stephen Lewis. Panellists will address issues ranging from education and youth, HIV/AIDS, sex work, trans rights, employment, aging, and other human rights issues.
"The Conference takes place during a time of increased awareness of the challenges LGBT communities face around the world," says Brenda Crossman, conference co-chair. "While the Sochi Olympics highlighted the situation in Russia, it is just one example of the myriad of human rights issues affecting our communities."
"We're excited that LGBT leaders from every part of the world , including Uganda, Russia, Indonesia, South Korea, Turkey, to name just a few, will be participating," adds co-chair Doug Kerr. "The diversity of proposals and ideas submitted is amazing and we are excited by the calibre and breadth of the content that will be presented."
About WP14 Human Rights Conference
The WorldPride Human Rights Conference 2014 is a partnership between Pride Toronto and The Mark S. Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies at University College, University of Toronto, takes place June 25 to 27, 2014. It provides a unique opportunity for a global dialogue about LGBT human rights. The conference is organized by an Organizing Committee and an Advisory Committee made up of people from Canada and several other countries.
A full schedule for the conference will be posted here.
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