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LGBT Human Rights Movement Around the World

April 8, 2016, 12:00 PM1:30 PM


Kyle Knight is a researcher in the LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered) rights program at Human Rights Watch. Prior to joining the LGBT rights program, he was a fellow at the Williams Institute of the University of California at Los Angeles and a Fulbright scholar in Nepal. As a journalist he has worked for Agence France-Presse in Nepal and for IRIN, the UN’s humanitarian news service, reporting from Burma, Papua New Guinea, Timor-Leste, Bangladesh, Malaysia, and Indonesia. He has previously 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 studied cultural anthropology at Duke University

Knight’s talk will address the global LGBT human rights movement and how the uptick in support from some governments has been met with backlash elsewhere–and what those of us who care about human rights can do about it in such turbulent political times.

Follow this link for an example of how gay rights work has very little to do with the wealth of a nation and far more to do with courage and creativity at a local level.

Please contact Bonnie Sammons no later than Wednesday, April 6 to register for this Friday lunch program.

Lunch catered by Jorgensen’s for $10. Please pay at the door.

Lunch includes your choice of sandwich, soup, cookie, coffee or  tea.

 Please indicate your choice of Sandwich for lunch:

  • Summer Special  (turkey, havarti, veggies, avocado spread on spinach wrap!)
  • Classic Chicken Salad on tomato Wrap
  • Hummus/Cheese/Veggie Wrap

Please note: Registrants who request lunch are responsible for lunch fees.  If your plans change and you are unable to attend, please notify us so that lunch orders can be adjusted.

The Mid-Maine Global Forum is pleased to offer this program. For more information on the Mid-Maine Global Forum visit www.midmaineglobalforum.org.


April 8, 2016
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM


Bonnie Sammons
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