Sunday, October 25, 2009

Monday, 26 Oct 2009: Conference at Carleton University

Gay rights in Russia: from freedom of assembly to same sex marriage

The first Russian lesbian couple seeking to get married will be speaking at Carleton about their struggle. They are eager to share their story after having their wedding ceremony performed in Toronto and before their return to Russia, where not only the validity of their licence will likely be rejected, but where they may also face intimidation, harassment and even detention. Nikolai Alekseev, the President of Gay Russia, a non-governmental organization fighting pioneering legal
battles to secure the rights of the GLBT community in Russia, will be accompanying this couple and will speak about the campaign for same-sex marriage in his country, as well as about the European Court of Human Rights case he is currently pursuing on Freedom of Assembly for
beleaguered Pride parade participants in Moscow.

Date: Monday 26 October 2009

Time: 2:00-3:30 pm

Location: 2017 Dunton Tower, Carleton University

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