HRC 41 side event:
"Religious communities affirming LGBTIQ people around the world"
Tuesday, 2 July 2019
2:30 – 4:00pm
UN Headquarters, Geneva, Conference Room IX
To attend this event you will need a valid accreditation to access the UN or a UN grounds pass
Human rights organizations, including LGBTIQ groups and faith-based actors, alongside State actors and UN representatives, have been working steadily for many years to promote inclusive faith-based messages.
This side event seeks to amplify the efforts of people of faith and share the realities lived by individuals and communities from different contexts around the world, particularly from key affected contexts (mostly in the Global South), and most especially, inclusive religious experiences and interpretations. This side event aims to highlight how different religious institutions, from different traditions and contexts, include and affirm the rights of LGBTIQ people around the world. These stories stand in stark contrast to the regressive and exclusionary narratives often heard at the UN.
Yulia Dwi Andriyanti, Qbukatabu, Indonesia
Rev. Nokuthula Dhladhla, Ashes to Purpose, South Africa
Rev. Dr Brent Hawkes, Rainbow Faith & Freedom, Canada
Bochra Bel Haj Hmida, MP, Tunisia
Ankit Bhuptani, Queer Hindu Alliance, India
Father Thomas Ninan, NCCI, India
Moderator: Dr Fulata L. Moyo, WCC
Side event co-sponsored by the permanent missions of Canada and Uruguay