Panel: Being LGBTI+ in Diaspora and Spaces for Organizing
25 June Saturday - 16:00 - 18:00

Moderator: Sertan Kıyan

Speakers: Kyle Khadakian “The Armenian Community in the US and Experiences of Homophobia and Organizing in Armenia”

Robert Hannah “Experiences of Organizing in the Swedish Assyrian Community”.

Sweden leads the world charts as an example of human rights and gender equality. So how is being Assyrian and LGBTI+ viewed in Sweden? What kinds of problems does one face when organizing and asking for votes as a parliamentarian? What does one prepare for when voted into parliament as an openly gay man? We will talk about what to face, what the advantages and disadvantages are.

Cihan Arikan: Refugee LGBTIs in Sweden

Deanna Cachoian-Schanz: Intersections and Disparities between being Queer and Diaspora

Note: Simultaneous translation from English to Turkish will be provided by Swedish Consulate and SPoD.

Venue » Cezayir Meeting Hall