Reception Honoring Frank Mugisha
Please join the Council for Global Equality and the Open Society Foundations for a reception in recognition of Frank Mugisha and the other human rights defenders who have fought tirelessly for LGBTI equality in Uganda.
Frank Mugisha is the 2011 recent recipient of the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Award and serves as the executive director of Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG), a leading organization of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex movement in the country.
The event will also feature photographs by Tadej Žnidarčič and Bénédicte Desrus on LGBTI rights in Uganda, from the Open Society Foundations Moving Walls exhibition.
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, or Transgender: Human Rights Are Human RightsDavid ScamellDecember 16, 2011 BLOG A landmark report by the UN Commissioner for Human Rights documents serious human rights abuses perpetrated against sexual and gender minorities worldwide. This is a positive step forward and a victory for LGBT activists who risk their lives fighting for human rights in every corner of the globe. Secretary Clinton: Thank You, and More, PleaseZoe HudsonNovember 9, 2011 BLOG Calling for an "AIDS-free generation," Secretary Clinton delivered a strong and welcome speech on global HIV/AIDS. At a time of stagnating budgets and threats to foreign aid, her strong support for ramping up the fight was good news. But why no mention of vulnerable groups, like people who inject drugs, sex workers, and men who have sex with men? Delivering Timely Justice in AfricaKersty McCourtOctober 4, 2011 BLOG Two people closely involved in efforts to reduce the number of prisoners awaiting trial in Uganda talk about the challenges they face. International Partnership for Advancing Transgender HealthSalzburg, AustriaOctober 2, 2011 The Sexual Health and Rights Project and the Center of Excellence for Transgender Health at the University of California, San Francisco, are convening the “International Partnership for Advancing Transgender Health” seminar on October 2–8, 2011, as part of the Salzburg Medical Seminars International.