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Discussion on LGBT Rights in Russia, with Peter Tatchell, Andrew Pierce and others - London, 10 September 2013

posted 10 Sept 2013, 00:47 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 10 Sept 2013, 00:49 ]
Event: An evening and roundtable discussion focusing on the issue of LGBT rights in Russia
Organisers: Westminster Russia Forum
WHEN: September 10, 2013 @ 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Where: CMS Cameron McKenna, Mitre House, 160 Aldersgate Street, London, Greater London EC1A 4DD, UK

COST: £10 for Members and Non Members

Join the Westminster Russia Forum in partnership with the InterLaw Diversity Forum for a unique evening and roundtable discussion focusing on the issue of LGBT rights in Russia, with a range of speakers and contributors including leading gay rights activist and human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell, Daily Mail columnist Andrew Pierce, paralympian Claire Harvey and Russian Cultural and Sociological expert Dr Richard Mole

Among the issues to be discussed are:
- The recent legislation outlawing the promotion of homosexuality to minors and making an equal comparison between traditional and non-traditional sexual relationships.
- The religious and cultural context of the legislation and Russia’s attitude towards homosexuality.
- Alleged discrimination and violence against sexual minorities in Russia.
- Whether responses to the legislation, such as demands for a boycott of Russian vodka and the Sochi Olympic Games, are the right response, and how attitudes towards LGBT rights in Russia can be changed at the grassroots level of society.