Gay Rights And The World

LGBT activists were attacked during an action "Day of Kisses" against a homophobic bill in Moscow

On June 26, the Supreme Court ruled that gay marriage is legal in all 50 states, cementing the progress of gay rights in the United States over 40 years.
But in other countries, gay rights is a dangerous cause. Gay pride marches in Moscow are banned and met with police arresting participants. In many countries in Africa, homosexuality is a crime, and those suspected of being gay are under the constant threat of violence. Even in Israel, an extremely tolerant country for LGBT people, six people were stabbed at Jerusalem’s gay pride parade, and one 16-year-old girl died.
We will also be joined by former facilitator Jay Gilliam, who recently returned from Cuba with the Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington.
Will gay rights progress in other countries as it has the United States? Have you been to, or are from, another country where LGBT people live under the threat of violence?
We will answer these questions, and more on Friday, August 7 at 8:30 at the DC Center at 2000 U St. NW, inside the Reeves Center, on the first floor.

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