A panel of gay and human rights activists will discuss how the struggle for gay equality connects to the larger battle for human rights across the globe during an event on Tuesday.
“From Prop. 8 to Yogyakarta: LGBT Rights are Human Rights” kicks off at 7 p.m. on Dec. 9 and includes representatives from Amnesty International, Georgia Equality, the International Lesbian & Gay Association, Lambda Legal and the Georgia Association of Latino Elected Officials.
The event comes as Human Rights Atlanta commemorates the 60th anniversary of the passage of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Drawing inspiration from both the promise of the Yogyakarta Principles passed in 2006 that set standards of international human rights law in relation to sexual orientation and gender identity and the recent set-back of LGBT rights in the US by the passage of Proposition 8 in California, various speakers will discuss how the human rights framework can serve as a tool of justice for LGBT people in the US and abroad.
The event is free and takes place at Danneman’s Coffee Shop, 466 Edgewood Avenue.