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Fleeing Persecution, Seeking Safety: LGBT People and Global Migration

May 15, 2023, 12:00 PM

Free – $15

Fleeing Persecution, Seeking Safety, and Finding Only Sporadic Support:

LGBT People and Global Migration and Transgender Rights Program

The Global Forum is excited to have Kyle Knight  to speak  during the luncheon hour and to the students at Messalonskee High School. Kyle is a senior researcher on health and LGBT rights at Human Rights Watch. Previously, he was a fellow at the Williams Institute of the University of California at Los Angeles School of Law, and a Fulbright scholar in Nepal. As a journalist he worked for Agence France-Presse (AFP) in Nepal and for the UN’s humanitarian news service (IRIN), reporting from Burma, Papua New Guinea, Timor-Leste, Bangladesh, Malaysia, and Indonesia. He has worked for UNAIDS, the Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice, and in the children’s rights and health and human rights divisions at Human Rights Watch. He sits on the editorial board of the Annals of LGBTQ Public and Population Health Journal. He has a BA in cultural anthropology from Duke University and a Masters of Public Health from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

Lunch options from Jorgensen’s: half turkey wrap, vegetarian (with vegan option); comes with a soup, cookie, coffee and tea.

Cost is $15, pay at the event. You are welcome to come with or without ordering lunch. You are also welcome to bring your own lunch.  Order your lunch by indicating  your choice  by sending an email (you can simply reply to this one) to midmaineglobalforum@gmail.com with your choice by Friday, May 12th.

   Note: You do not need to register unless you are ordering lunch.




May 15, 2023
12:00 PM
Free – $15


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