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Pride and Propaganda: LGBT rights in Russia today

Department of Law, LSE Spectrum and LSE Students' Union LGBT Alliance public debate

Date: Wednesday 29 January 2014 
Time: 6.30-8pm 
Venue: Old Theatre, Old Building
Speakers: Jonathan Cooper, Kseniya Kirichenko, Peter Tatchell
Chair: Professor Susan Marks 

On the eve of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, a panel discusses the on-going threats to LGBT rights in Russia – from the recent ‘homosexual propaganda’ law to the banning of gay pride parades.

Jonathan Cooper is an international human rights law practitioner and chief executive of the Human Dignity Trust.

Kseniya Kirichenko is a legal assistance program coordinator for the St Petersburg LGBT organisation ‘Coming Out’.

Peter Tatchell (@PeterTatchell) is a renowned LGBT rights campaigner and director of the Peter Tatchell Foundation.

Susan Marks is professor of international law in the Department of Law at LSE.

Suggested hashtag for this event for Twitter users: #LSERussia

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