GLAAD is proud to be a part of the Unitarian Universalist-United Nations Office Spring Seminar titled Sex, Love and Violence: Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in a Globalized World, happening Thursday and Friday. Two of the panel discussions will be available to view online.
The first panel, Being LGBTQ and Religious: Interfaith Perspectives, will be available both on-demand and live on UN Web TV. This will be live from 3:00-4:30pm EST on Thursday, April 4th. The panel includes Imam Daayiee Abdullah, Director, LGBT Outreach Muslims for Progressive Values and Light of Reform Mosque; Dr. Manoj Pardasani, Faculty Research Scholar at the Ravazzin Center for Social Work Research in Aging at Fordham University; Rev. Dr. Monica Cummings, Director, Ministry to Youth and Young Adults of Color, Unitarian Universalist Association; and Rev. Canon Albert J. Ogle, President, St. Paul's Foundation for International Reconciliation.
Who's Telling Your Story? LGBTQ Representation in Culture and Media, will be available live here, from 9:00-10:15am EST on Friday, April 5th. This panel features GLAAD's own Ross Murray, Director of News and Faith Initiatives, as well as Yetta Kurland, civil rights attorney and radio host, and Hudson Taylor, Founding Executive Director of Athlete Ally and wrestling coach at Columbia University.
Stories like Uganda's 'kill the gays bill' and #Out4Citizenship have demonstrated how important the rest of the globe is to LGBT issues. Our community is not contained by any national border. GLAAD is proud to participate in a program that draws the connections between the anti-gay industry in the United States and the persecution of LGBT people across the world.