Human rights conference to be held alongside Outgames in Copenhagen

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The second International Conference on LGBT Human Rights will be held at the same time as next year’s World Outgames.

Copenhagen, the capital of Denmark, will host the three day conference where activists dedicated to eradicating homophobia and injustice will gather.

“The Outgames Conference is the premiere international LGBT conference dedicated to inviting anyone from throughout the world to engage in discussions and planning sessions to advance our collective human rights efforts,” said Paula Ettelbrick, executive director of the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission.

The conference will be held from July 27-29 2009 and is limited to 1,000 participants.

The venue will be the new Danish Radio concert hall, and the programme will include a wide range of high-profile international keynote speakers.

Topics under discussion include human rights, education, culture and media, being out in the workplace, LGBT history, sport and health.

Participants from countries other than Canada, the United States, Western Europe, Israel, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and Hong Kong who need financial support to attend the conference can apply for the Outreach Programme before the October 1st deadline.

Read more about the Outreach Programme here.
Outgames is a sports, cultural and human rights event primarily for gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transsexuals.

The second event, July 25 to August 1, 2009, will be the largest international sports and cultural event ever held on Danish soil.

8,000 people from all over the world are expected to participate in more than 30 sporting events.