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May

Intimate Conviction

An international conference examining the church and anti-sodomy laws across the Commonwealth. Keynote address by Rt. Rev. Dr. John Holder, Anglican Archbishop of the West Indies. Also featuring distinguished speakers from the Adventist, Anglican, Baptist, Roman Catholic, Evangelical and United Churches. Date: October 12–13, 2017 Location: Christ Church Vineyard Town, 6 Antrim Road, Kingston 3, […]

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Rethinking Justice: 7th Symposium on HIV, Law and Human Rights

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March

Addressing and reversing the harms of drug control in Eastern Europe and Central Asia

The side event will emphasize the importance of better integrating human rights, public health and drug policies in Eastern Europe and Central Asia (EECA). It will also explore possible steps that could facilitate constructive discussions and action by the responsible governmental bodies and non-governmental organisations. In many EEECA countries there has been insufficient progress in […]

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February

Cannabis and the Conventions: Aftermath of UNGASS

The UNGASS 2016 Outcome Document asserted that the United Nations drug conventions “allow for sufficient flexibility for States parties to design and implement national drug policies according to their priorities and needs.” But does such flexibility extend to reforms now being enacted or contemplated in numerous jurisdictions to create legal access to cannabis for purposes […]

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Endangered Identities in Grenada: A conversation with LGBTI activist Nigel Mathlin

Grenadians recently voted against a constitutional amendment to enshrine gender equality. Come and hear the effect this and other developments have on LGBTI human rights on the island and find out how Canadian residents can most effectively provide support. Date: Tuesday, April 11, 2017 Time: 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Location: Glad Day Bookshop, 499 Church […]

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In Conversation with Julius Kaggwa, Global Intersex Activist

Julius Kaggwa is a prominent Ugandan intersex and trangender activist and Executive Director of the intersex support organization SIPD. He is a recipient of the 2011 Human Rights Defender Award and a well-known activist and leader on intersex rights in Africa and around the world. We are thrilled to welcome Julius Kaggwa to Toronto for […]

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Endangered Identities in Grenada: A conversation with LGBTI activist Nigel Mathlin

Grenadians recently voted against a constitutional amendment to enshrine gender equality. Come and hear the effect this and other developments have on LGBTI human rights on the island and find out how Canadian residents can most effectively provide support. Date: Wednesday, April 12, 2017 Time: 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Location: Room 301, the 519, 519 Church […]

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January

“Is Jamaica Still Homophobic?” Film Screening and Discussion

Join Maurice Tomlinson for a screening of the award-winning documentary The Abominable Crime about homophobia in Jamaica, followed by a discussion. Date: Thursday, January 26, 2017 Time: 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Location: Jamaican Canadian Association, 995 Arrow Road, Toronto Refreshments will be served.

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Montego Bay Pride 2017

The third Montego Bay Pride will take place from October 12–15, 2017, in Montego Bay, Jamaica. This accessible event will offer ground transportation, meals, and entertainment. Facebook event page: facebook.com/MoBayPride Register: http://bit.ly/MoBayPride2017 Come be a part of LOVE & PRIDE in the Bay!

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November

Drinks and Discussion: LGBTI Human Rights in Barbados

Join René Holder-McClean-Ramirez and Karlene Williams-Clarke as they discuss LGBTI human rights in Barbados after 50 years of independence. At Glad Day Bookshop, 499 Church Street, Toronto. Facebook event: www.facebook.com/events/1727410857582368/.

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Barbados@50: LGBTI Human Rights and Independence

On November 30, 2016, join in a celebration and reflection on Barbados’ 50 years of independence and how this has impacted the lives of LGBTI people on the island. Special guest René Holder-McClean-Ramirez will provide an on-the-ground report on recent developments. Hosted by Deborah Nurse. At The 519 in Toronto. Facebook event: www.facebook.com/events/1135957266483757/.

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Drinks & Conversation: Winning LGBTI Rights in Belize

On August 10, 2016, Caleb Orozco achieved the first-ever successful court challenge to a Caribbean anti-sodomy law. This remarkable accomplishment has sent shock waves across the region where nine other jurisdictions still retain anti-sodomy laws, largely imposed during British colonization. On November 18, 2016, Caleb will provide an enthusiastic presentation on the work that led […]

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Courting Change: Caleb & Belize’s Anti-Sodomy Law

On November 17, 2016, at the University of Toronto, Caleb Orozco will provide an enthusiastic presentation on the work that resulted in the first-ever successful court challenge to a Caribbean anti-sodomy law, the status of the appeal by the Government of Belize, and how the global north can effectively assist with the ongoing Caribbean LGBTQI liberation […]

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Regulating Cannabis: Canada in the Global Context

Canada is the first G7 country committed to ending cannabis prohibition, announcing at the United Nations that legislation will be introduced in the spring of 2017 to legally regulate access to cannabis. Join us on November 14, 2016, in Ottawa with guests from the U.K., the U.S., Jamaica, Mexico and the Netherlands to explore cannabis […]

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October

2016 Montego Bay Pride

Building on last year’s success, the Legal Network is pleased to support Montego Bay Pride in Jamaica for a second year. The Pride festivities, dialogue and activism that took place on October 15 and 16 turned out to be a resounding success.

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ONE LOVE: LGBTI Rights in Jamaica

On October 12, 2016, join Marcia Young, veteran CBC host, for a conversation with three leading activists in the struggle for LGBTI rights. Hear about Bishop Christopher Senyonjo’s brave efforts to advance human rights for LGBTI people in Uganda (as chronicled in the film God Loves Uganda), as well as the very successful Pride in […]

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Buggery Law and the Church

Come watch the multiple-award-winning documentary God Loves Uganda and participate in a conversation with international and local clergy on the church and the buggery law in Jamaica. Two events: Friday, October 14, 2016, in Kingston, Jamaica Sunday, October 16, 2016, in Montego Bay, Jamaica

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August

Trini Independence Lime and Learn!

On August 31, 2016, come celebrate Trinidad & Tobago’s 54th year of independence and hear about the explosion in the public discourse about LGBTI human rights, including the recent month-long Pride celebrations. Be updated on how the sociopolitical and economic realities are impacting the LGBTI liberation struggle as well as the fight against HIV and […]

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June

Consent: HIV Non-Disclosure and Sexual Assault Law (NYC Screening)

New York City screening (Jun. 6) of a new documentary produced by the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network and Goldelox Productions. Register at http://bit.ly/consent-NYC.  

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December

Consent: HIV Non-Disclosure and Sexual Assault Law (Montréal Screening)

Montréal screening (Dec. 1) of a new documentary produced by the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network and Goldelox Productions. Register at http://bit.ly/consent-MTL.

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November

Consent: HIV Non-Disclosure and Sexual Assault Law (Toronto Screening)

Toronto screening (Nov. 26) of a new documentary produced by the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network and Goldelox Productions. Register at http://bit.ly/consent-TO.

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October

Consent: HIV Non-Disclosure and Sexual Assault Law (Vancouver Screening)

Vancouver screening (Oct. 22) of a new documentary produced by the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network and Goldelox Productions. Register at http://bit.ly/consentvan.

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March

Free public screening: The Abominable Crime

The Abominable Crime, by Micah Fink Screening at AGO Jackman Hall, April 16, 2015, 7:30 p.m. REGISTRATION REQUIRED

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Commission on Narcotic Drugs 2015 (Vienna): joint panel on public health and drug control

At the 58th Session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs, 9–17 March, 2015, Vienna, Austria

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December

A conversation with Sir Richard Branson on drug policy, moderated by Anna Maria Tremonti (Dec. 12, 2014)

Join us on December 12, in Toronto, for a conversation about drug policy with Richard Branson, moderated by Anna Maria Tremonti.

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Free Webinar: Disclosure as a patient, December 10, 2014

Webinar: Disclosure as a patient Do I have an obligation to disclose my HIV-positive status to my dentist? If I disclose my status to a doctor, can he/she disclose that information to another health-care professional without my consent? Can I access my health-record? What can I do if I experience discrimination? To learn more about […]

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June

5th Symposium and 2013 AGM

5th Symposium on HIV, Law and Human Rights and 2013 Annual General Meeting Thursday, June 13 – Friday, June 14, 2013, Toronto Symposium agenda A conversation with Frank Mugisha Video Agenda Download agenda for printing N.B.: All events except “A conversation with Frank Mugisha” will take place at: Courtyard by Marriott Hotel 475 Yonge St. (between Wood […]

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