June 7th Screening of Courage Unfolds in NYC

Credit Suisse and the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC) cordially invite you to attend a special June Pride cocktail reception and screening of Courage Unfolds

Date: June 7, 2011

Time: 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Cocktail Reception & Screening followed by a panel discussion

Location: Credit Suisse Offices
One Madison Avenue Auditorium
(The entrance is on Madison Avenue between 23rd and 24th Street)
New York, NY

Courage Unfolds is a 33-minute video co-produced by the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission and Lesbian Activism Project (LeAP! Inc.) Philippines. The video highlights violence and discrimination experienced by lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people in Asia while showcasing their efforts to fight for equality, safety and decriminalization. It is a call to action for applying international human rights standards to sexual orientation and gender identity.

Courage Unfolds is the centerpiece of a social media campaign calling for LGBT people to be protected by law, respected by society, and accepted by family. The campaign like the video urges governments to use the Yogyakarta Principles -- a set of 29 international legal principles that outline how international human rights law applies to the lives of LGBT people and addresses human rights violations based on sexual orientation and gender identity. Stories in the video make a strong case for using the Yogyakarta Principles to advocate for the human rights of LGBT people, not only in Asia but everywhere.

Please RSVP to Robert Smith, III at rsmith@iglhrc.org.