A series of Google Hangouts will provide opportunities this week (and next Monday) to learn more about the intersection of LGBT and intersex (LGBTI) equality issues, athletics, the situation in Russia and the 2014 Sochi Olympics. An impressive group of organization leaders, athletes, educators and others will participate in the on-line conversations.
Uprising of Love’s website explains:
The Olympic games in Sochi are approaching quickly, and all eyes are on Russia. With many focused on the recent criminalization of LGBTI “propaganda,” and a highly publicized wave of hate crimes against LGBTI youth, the main-stream media has promised to shed light on the status of LGBTI rights in Russia during the Olympic games in Sochi. We will also be making efforts of our own to assure there is a progressive, diverse, and productive conversation about LGBTI rights taking place while the world celebrates in a country with a proven record of discriminating against its LGBTI citizens.
It Gets Better Project & Uprising of Love are teaming up with a number of the country’s leading LGBTI organizations to host a series of Hangouts during an Olympics inspired LGBTI Rights week. These Hangouts will engage the larger community in discussion about the importance of acceptance in sports while also discussing LGBTI rights generally.
Click here or on ‘Read More’ to learn more about the on-line events.