“Where Love is Illegal” Award-Winning Exhibition, Panel and Reception at West Hollywood Council Chambers

MEDIA ADVISORY FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

26 JUN 2019
Media Contact: Daina Rudusa, commsteam@outrightinternational.org, +1.917.415.5022

“Where Love is Illegal”
Award-Winning Exhibition, Panel and Reception at West Hollywood Council Chambers

Media RSVP / Registration requested by 28 June 2019.
Individual Interviews available upon request to drudusa@outrightinternational.org

WHAT

Part of the One City One Pride Festival, OutRight Action International is proud to be hosting a viewing of the award-winning Where Love is Illegal/Witness Change project, and a conversation about human rights and the movement for freedom, safety, equality and dignity for LGBTIQ people everywhere.

SPEAKERS

  • William Lounsbury - photographer, Witness Change Director of Communications

  • Rikki Nathanson - founder of Trans* Research, Education, Advocacy & Training [TREAT], pioneer in work on the rights of trans people in Zimbabwe and regionally.

  • Katie Hultquist - West Coast Director of global LGBTIQ organization OutRight Action International working for equality of LGBTIQ people everywhere.

  • John Heilman - West Hollywood Council Member and Board Member of OutRight Action International.

WHEN

Sunday, 30 June, 2019

Media preview and opportunity to interview speakers: 4:30 pm
Panel: 5:00 - 6:30
Reception: 6:30 - 7:00

WHERE

West Hollywood Council Chambers
625 N San Vicente Blvd. · West Hollywood, CA 90069

WHY

During Pride month and the One City One Pride festival we celebrate the incredible progress in recognition and promotion of the human rights of LGBTIQ people in the USA and across the world. Yet we also remember that same-sex relations are still illegal in 69 countries, that across the world hate crimes and even murder of LGBTIQ people are commonplace, and that backlash against LGBTIQ people being able to be who they are and love whom they choose, free from discrimination and harassment, is growing.

At this event the exhibition’s powerful images from the award-winning Where Love is Illegal/Witness Change project, will be complemented by stories of courage and activism from pioneering trans activist Rikki Nathanson, who had to flee her native Zimbabwe for daring to challenge the state for the horrific and abusive treatment she suffered at the hands of police, while Katie Hultquist will speak to Outright’s work fighting for global LGBTIQ equality.

More information available here.

This event is co-sponsored by the City of West Hollywood’s Arts Division as part of the City's One City One Pride LGBTQ Arts Festival.