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Equality & Legality – International Conference on Sexual & Gender Diversity in the Francophonie



August 17, 2017
9 am





La Plaza
420, rue Sherbrooke Ouest
logo_metro_de_montreal Place-des-Arts


La Plaza



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Equality & Legality

Over 80 countries on all continents identify with the Francophonie. LGBTQ rights vary considerably from one country to another. Even today, in several of them, to display a different sexual orientation is a cause for the death penalty. In others, prison sentences and charges of indecency are the norm. This conference will allow delegates to assess the state of rights and discuss the quest for equality of LGBTQ people in these countries. It also seeks to raise the importance of these issues for the future.

The Equality and Legality conference takes place in French and will tackle a wide range of topics centered around six major themes: Activism and Recognition; Universality and Solidarity; The Francophonie – Living as Majorities & Minorities; Migration and Refugees; Sexual Orientation and Gender Plurality Within the context of Religions, Colonialism, North-South Relations and Regional Dynamics ; Health, Sexual Autonomy and the Evolution of Rights.

The Equality and Legality conference is made possible thanks to the financial support of its presenting sponsor, the Government of Québec. Collaborating partner: Fondation Dialogue. Partners: Amnesty International, Conseil québécois LGBT, ILGA and Equitas.


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