OutRight COVID Webinar Series

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OutRight's COVID-19 Webinar Series

Date Time
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Title/Description/Registration Host(s)

Jun 02

10PM
New York

Lessons from OutRight’s Covid-19 LGBTIQ Global Emergency Fund: The fund received 1500 applications from all regions of the world. The main request was for basic necessities like food, shelter, and health care.

Register here

Program Team

Jun 04

9AM
New York

Defending LGBTI Human Rights Defenders in the Pandemic: Situational analysis of the challenges faced by LGBTIQ HRDs in monitoring, documenting, and responding to human rights violations in the midst of COVID-19. Are there safety and security mechanisms available for HRDs during this time? How can they access them?

The webinar will have 4 panelists representing various regions as well as a global organization that primarily focuses on HRDS.

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Yvonne Wamari,
Africa Program Officer

Luiza Drummond Veado,
United Nations Program Officer

Jun 04 5PM
New York

The Global Impact of COVID-19 on LGBTIQ People and Communities: OutRight’s report Vulnerability Amplified shows that LGBTIQ communities around the world are suffering disproportionately from the impacts of the COVID-19 crisis. Join OutRight, OPEN Finance, and Deutsche Bank to learn about actions needed to ensure a more LGBTIQ-inclusive response in pandemic response strategies.

RSVP here.

Katie Hultquist

Amie Bishop

Neish McLean

Jun 05

4PM
New York

Join Curve Magazine and OutRight for a panel discussion of activists from around the world to discuss the findings of their latest report, and share stories which informed the organization’s research.

At the beginning of May International LGBTIQ Rights organization OutRight Action International released a pioneering report, “Vulnerability Amplified: The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on LGBTIQ people”, showing overwhelmingly that during times of crisis those who are most vulnerable become even more so, and that for LGBTIQ people the challenges are specific and particularly devastating.

Support this event with your donation: https://bit.ly/2WZsgrq

Amie Bishop

Sonia Cotton

Neish McLean

Daina Ruduša

Jun 11

10AM
New York

“So-Called Conversion Therapy” – The Caribbean, Asian and African Story. This webinar will focus on demystifying conversion therapy in the African, Asian, and Caribbean context. It will highlight the nature and extent of CT in these regions, discuss the negative impacts of CT, and recommended strategies (as well as joint strategies) to work towards a complete ban on all forms of CT. 

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Kennedy Carrillo,
Regional Sexual and Development Expert

Yvonne Wamari,
Africa Program Officer

Jean Chong,
Program Field Coordinator

Jun 18

9AM
New York

COVID-19 and Domestic Violence: Domestic violence within the LGBT community and how the COVID-19 crisis is sparking the violence due to movement restrictions and confinement. What could be strategies to cope?

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Neish McLean,
Caribbean Program Officer

Grace Poore,
Regional Program Coordinator for Asia and the Pacific Islands

Jun 18

2PM
New York

We invite you to join us for OutRight’s Pride month program with Out & Equal Workplace Summit. OutRight Action International recently released a pioneering report on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on LGBTQ+ people. Join us in this enlightening discussion on how communities have been affected around the world, how the work is proceeding, and how the private sector can play an active supporting role. Panelists:

  • Maria Sjödin, Deputy Executive Director, OutRight Action International [she/her, they/them]
  • Jelena Vasiljević, Capacity Development Manager, ERA (Serbia) [she/her]
  • Frederico Martins, Senior Associate, Mattos Filho Advogados (Brazil) [he/him]
  • CV Viverito, Associate Director of Global Initiatives, Out & Equal [they/them]

RSVP here.

Hosted by Out & Equal Workplace Summit.

Jun 25

9AM
New York

COVID-19 and National Human Rights Institutions: This webinar will focus on the role of NHRIs in ensuring promotion and protection of marginalized and vulnerable groups during the COVID crisis. We will seek to identify what the NHRIs have put in place to ensure protection and promotion of LGBTIQ rights; inclusion of LGBTIQ community in ensuring relevance of these interventions and relevant recommendations to NHRIs.

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Yvonne Wamari,
Africa Program Officer