Trans marchers take back the streets at last year’s trans march. The 2014 edition happens June 27.
WorldPride responds to the threat to LGBTQ human rights around the world at a conference addressing the deepening crisis.
There's no room left at the conference proper, but a series of public plenaries feature some of the planet's most important activists.
A panel Wednesday (June 25) at 4 pm features the world's first out lesbian prime minister, Iceland's Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir, and her partner, Jónína Leósdóttir, Ontario's Justice Harvey Brownstone, who presided over a wedding that led to a landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision, and Defense Of Marriage Act plaintiff Edith Windsor. Convocation Hall, 31 Kings College Circle, U of T.
The focus on June 26, 4 pm, is on Africa, with Frank Mugisha of Sexual Minorites Uganda (SMUG) and Kenyan human rights lawyer Monica Mbaru. MacMillan Theatre, 80 Queen's Park.
Queer youth homelessness is the subject June 27, 10:45 am, at U of T's Debates Room (7 Hart House Circle), when Jamaican author Yvonne McCalla-Sobers, head of Families Against State Terrorism, Detroit's Jerry Peterson and New York City's Jama Shelton discuss the queer youth shelter movement.
Plus, there's LGBTI Rights In Russia After The Sochi Olympics, with Masha Gessen, who appeared in the documentary Children 404 at Hot Docs 2014, followed by Building A Global Trans Movement, with Tamara Adrián June 27, 4 pm, at Convocation Hall, 15 King's College Circle. wphrc14.com.