Conference Program

Conference Program


Conference Program

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July 23 - 24 2009

09.00 - 21.00  Conference registration at the Information Center, HC Andersen Slottet

Saturday, July 25 2009

09.00 - 21.00 
Conference registration at the Information Center, HC Andersen Slottet

15.00 - 19.00  Opening of the Outcities Scenes
                          Melbourne, Aarhus, Telv Aviv, Rio de Janeiro, Mexico City and Antwerp

21.00 - 23.00  World Outgames Opening at the Town Hall Square

23.00 - 05.00  Grand Opening Party, Halvandet

Sunday, July 26 2009

09.00 - 21.00 
Conference registration at the Information Center, HC Andersen Slottet

11.00 - 18.00  Run for Love, Amager Strandpark

Monday, July 27, 2009

07.00 - 09.00  Conference registration, Danish Radio Broadcasting Corporation's Concert Centre (DR)
09.00 - 10.30 
Official Conference Opening Ceremony, DR Studio 1 

Welcome by    Rebeca Sevilla and Svend Robinson, Conference co-presidents

  Julia Applegate, Co-President of GLISA

  Uffe Elbaek, CEO World Outgames 2009

  Ritt Bjerregaard, Lord Mayor of Copenhagen
Honouree guest Axel Axgil, “Celebrating 20th Anniversary of Registered partnership act 1989”
Keynote Speakers
Virginia Apuzzo (US): Feminist, Activist and Politician, “Stonewall 40 years”

  John Amaechi (UK), Retired NBA player, Author and Amnesty International Ambassador, “Sport and LGBT”

Special performance Regina Orozco (Mexico), Mexican mega star and diva celebrity

10.30 - 11.00
  Coffee break, DR Foyer

11.00 - 12.30
  Workshop session: Block 1, ITU & DR

12.30 - 13.30  Lunch, DR Foyer

13.30 - 15.00  Plenary 1: LGBT Activism: The Global Perspective, DR Studio 1

Chair   Linda Freimane (Latvia), Conference Advisory Board Member, President of Mozaika and Board Member of ILGA Europe
Keynote speakers Cleve Jones (US), Activist, advisor to Harvey Milk and founder of The NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt

Parvez Sharma (India/US), Director of the documentary "Jihad for Love" about LGBT and Islam

Kemone Brown (Jamaica), young, lesbian activist

Suk Hong (South Korea), Openly gay actor and comedian

15.00 - 15.30
  Coffee break, DR Foyer

15.30 - 17.00  Workshop session: Block 2, ITU & DR

19.30 -21.30  Reception af Copenhagen City Hall

Tuesday, July 28 2009

09.00 - 10.30  Plenary 2: Making a Real Political Change: Out LGBT Politicians and our allies, DR Studion 1

    Svend Robinson (Canada), Conference Co-President
Keynote speakers Sunil Babu Pant (Nepal), Director of the Blue Diamond Society and the first openly gay member of Nepal’s Parliament

Georgina Beyer (New Zealand), The first transsexual in the world to be elected Mayor and Member of Parliament

Rogerio Sottili (Brazil), Deputy Minister and representative for Brazil’s Special Secretariat for Human Rights

Belinda Pyke (UK/Belgium), Director of Equality between Men and Women, Action against Discrimination and Civil Society at the European Commission's Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities

10.30 - 11.00
  Coffee break, DR Foyer

11.00 - 12.30  Workshop session: Block 3, ITU & DR

12.30 - 13.30  Lunch, DR Foyer

13.30 - 15.00  Plenary 3: Our Rights, Our Differences: The Global and Diverse LGBT Community, DR Studio 1

Chair   Robyn Ochs (US), Bisexual writer, activist and educator. Editor of "Getting Bi: Voices of Bisexuals Around the World"
Keynote speakers Lawrence M. Mute (Kenya), Commissioner with the Kenya National Commission on Human Rights

Rasha Moumneh (Lebanon/US), Researcher on the Middle East and North Africa at Human Rights Watch

Amaranta Gómez Regalado (Mexico), Muxhe indigenous zapoteca (transgender)

Michelle Douglas (Canada), Human Rights activist

15.00 - 15.30
 Coffee break, DR Foyer

15.30 - 17.00  Workshop session: Block 4, DR & ITU

17.30 - 19.00  “Workers Out” Reception at the Danish Confederation of Unions (LO), Islands Brygge 32D, 2300 Copenhagen S

Wednesday, July 29, 2009
09.00 - 10.30  Plenary 4: National, regional and international LGBT Human Rights: Our goals and how to get there, DR Studio 1

Chair   Gloria Careaga (Mexico), Co-Secretary General for the International Lesbian and Gay Association (ILGA)
Keynote speakers Marcela Sánchez Buitrago (Colombia), Director of Colombia Diversa

Xu Bin (China), Director Common Language

Morten Kjaerum (Denmark), Director of the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights

Pascal Lépine (Canada), Secretary General of the International Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce

10.30 - 11.00  Coffee break, DR Foyer

11.00 - 12.30  Workshop session: Block 5, ITU & DR

12.30 - 13.30  Lunch, DR Foyer

13.30 - 15.00  Workshop session: Block 6, ITU & DR

15.00 - 15.30  Coffee break, DR Foyer

15.30 - 17.00  Closing Plenary: International LGBT Human RightsChallenges ahead, DR Studio 1

Chair   Paula Ettelbrick (US), Former Executive Director, International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC)

Keynote speakers

Marcia Kran, Director, Research and Right to Development Division, Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights

Thomas Hammarberg (Sweden), Commissioner for Human Rights, Council of Europe

Vitit Muntarbhorn (Thailand), United Nations Special Rapporteur on the human rights situation in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea and co-chair The Yogyakarta Principles

Fikile Vilakazi (South Africa), Director of Coalition of African Lesbians

17.00 - 17.30  Copenhagen Catalogue of Good Practices - Launch by the Danish Institute for Human Rights

Jonas Christoffersen, The Danish Institute for Human Rights

20.00 - 05.00  Conference Party: Fairy Ferry, Halvandet

SAS, Official airline of World Outgames 2009
Hivos, Dutch non-govermental organisation
Danish Year of Sport
Politiken, leading Danish newspaper
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