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Discussion on Global Attitudes towards Gay Rights

Tuesday, March 11, 2014
7:00pm – 8:30pm

Storrs Campus
McMahon Hall McMahon Learning Community Loung

Global House invites all to attend a Global Forum on Attitudes towards Gay Rights.

In Washington, the Attorney General says that states do not need to enforce anti-gay marriage laws. In Texas, a federal judge struck down a ban on same-sex marriage. In France, gay marriage protests drew thousands of demonstrators. The Russian duma in Moscow passed a new law banning the “propaganda of non-traditional sexual relationships”. In Uganda, some homosexual acts are punishable by life in prison and homosexuality is illegal in 38 African countries.

What explains these widely divergent approaches to gay rights found in different countries?

Come and hear what our panel of experts has to say and engage in a discussion of the important principles and issues at stake here.

The discussion will be primed and facilitated by Lewis Gordon,Professor of Philosophy and specialist in Africana philosophy, politics, and religion, Black existentialism, Black intellectual history, and critical race theory along with Jane Gordon, Associate Professor of Political Science and an expert in black political, social, and educational thought and contemporary slavery and Fleurette King, Executive Director of the Rainbow Center, who is also involved in social justice education and valuing diversity efforts, inclusive of sexual orientation and gender identity and expression.

Admission Fee: Free and open to all


Adelina Mkami 486-4212

The Global House and the Rainbow Center

Rainbow Center (primary), Human Rights Institute, Philosophy Department, UConn Master Calendar, Women's Gender and Sexuality Studies

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