Gay Rights as Human Rights
"Human Rights" is defined by Merriam-Webster Dictionary as "rights regarded as belonging fundamentally to all persons." Hillary Clinton stated in her December 6, 2011 remarks in recognition of International Human Rights Day that one of the remaining human rights challenges of our time is the unequal treatment of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people. While our headlines in Washington and the United States tellsof struggles to equalize rights, such as marriage and the treatment of youth, the issue is one that spans borders. Certain countries, such as Argentina and South Africa, have legally protected the rights of gays. Other countries, like Uganda, do not have such protections in place, and LGBT people can face anything from harassment to death. What is being done to protect the rights of these people, and what can we do from afar to express our values in this situation?
The World Affairs Council presents Jessica Stern, Acting Executive Director of the International Gay & Lesbian Human Rights Commission, and Dr. Kapya Kaoma, Project Director at Political Research Associates, for a conversation on the international perspective on the topic of gay rights as human rights.
For more information about the speakers, click here!
Southbound on I-5
Take Exit 171 (for NE 71st St/NE 65th St) onto 6th Ave. Take a slight onto 71st Street, and turn right onto Roosevelt Way after crossing the bridge. In five blocks, turn left onto 65th Street and follow it for 2 miles. Turn right onto Princeton Way and continue on it as it curves and turns back into 65th Street. In a half mile, take a sharp right on Sand Point Way NE. The Center for Spiritual Living will be on the right. Free parking is available in the lot.
Northbound on I-5
Take Exit 170 (for Ravenna Blvd/NE 65th St) onto 8th Ave. Turn right onto 65th Street and follow it for 2 miles. Turn right onto Princeton Way and continue on it as it curves and turns back into 65th Street. In a half mile, take a sharp right on Sand Point Way NE. The Center for Spiritual Living will be on the right. Free parking is available in the lot.
The Center for Spiritual Living is accessible by bus routes 30, 71, 74, 75, and 995.
The Center for Spiritual Living is directly adjacent to the Burke-Gilman Trail, and a rack is located on site to secure your bike.
Center for Spiritual Living (View)
5801 Sand Point Way NE
Seattle, WA 98105
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