Debate: the international situation of LGBTQIA+ rights


16 h 00

Friday, June 16 at 4 p.m. at the Maison des Relations Internationales

This meeting-debate proposes an exploration of the international situation of LGBTQIA+ individuals, between advancements in rights and the persistence of hate and discrimination.

Organized by Montpellier 2028, in partnership with the Maison des relations internationales and the Observatoire des discriminations de Montpellier, it will welcome representatives from six Prides in Europe and North America (Kiev, Istanbul, Budapest, Sherbrooke, Heidelberg, Manchester, Paris). It will be an opportunity to take stock at the international level of the rights and recognition achieved by LGBTQIA+ individuals, but also to raise awareness of the ongoing threats: hate speech, violence, and the resurgence of discriminatory legislation in many countries.

Among those taking part in the debate: Michaël DELAFOSSE, Mayor of Montpellier Mayor of Montpellier, President of Montpellier Méditerranée Métropole, Fatma NAKIB, Deputy Mayor, Delegate for Equality and Women’s Rights, Clare HART, Vice-President of Montpellier Méditerranée Métropole, Déléguée au Rayonnement international et Coopération européenne, Councillor of Montpellier, Matthijs GARDENIER, Scientific Coordinator coordinator of the Montpellier Discrimination Observatory, moderator of the debate.