WORLD OUTGAMES MIAMI ANNOUNCES JUANA MORA CEDEÑO AND TAMARA ADRIÁN AS PLENARY SPEAKERS DURING ITS GLOBAL CONFERENCE ON HUMAN RIGHTS MAY 26-29
Mora Cedeño and Adrián join as many as 25 prominent speakers who address inclusivity in sports, health & wellness and global social justice during the three-day conference
World OutGames Miami 2017, a 10-day multi-sport, human rights and cultural event to be held May 26 through June 4, has announced Juana Mora Cedeño and Tamara Adrián as plenary speakers for its Global Conference on Human Rights. The three-day conference (May 26-29) will feature as many as 25 notable activists, thought leaders and community figures addressing more than 35 topics that promote inclusivity in sports, health & wellness and global social justice.
“We are excited to welcome Mora Cedeño and Adrián to our distinguished roster of speakers who will share their stories of strength and hope with an international audience as part of the World OutGames Miami Global Conference on Human Rights,” said Ivan Cano, CEO of World OutGames Miami. “This conference, along with our other pillars of sports and culture, will offer an amazing experience and serve as a powerful tool to promote unity and inclusiveness.”
Juana Mora Cedeño is a renowned artist and independent LGBTQ activist from Havana, Cuba, who has advocated for the rights of LGBTQ people in Cuba with other independent civil society members. Through her work with “Proyecto Manos Project,” a federation of LGBTQ Human Rights advocacy groups, she, along with other members of the project, met with leaders from the United States, including Former President Barack Obama and Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi, to discuss the status of LGBTQ Human Rights in Cuba and their broader concern for overall democracy in Cuba. Juana Mora Cedeño is joining the Conference through the sponsorship of the Washington D.C.-based International Institute for Race, Equality and Human Rights.
Tamara Adrián, a lawyer, prominent transgender activist and advocate for LGBTQ rights, is the first transgender politician elected to office in Venezuela and only the second transgender member of a national legislature in the western hemisphere. Based in Caracas, Venezuela, she is a member of a number of international LGBTQ boards and organizations. She is the president of the Committee of the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHO-T); the female co-president of the Gay and Lesbian International Sport Association (GLISA); and president of the board of directors of Global Action for Trans Equality (GATE). During the Conference, she will be discussing “Sex, Gender and Sports: a remaining space for discrimination.”
For a full list of participating speakers and workshops, visit www.outgames.org/human_rights/conference.
World OutGames Miami is made possible through the support of Bacardi, the City of Miami Beach, Coca-Cola, Florida Sports Foundation, Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau, Happy Copenhagen, the International Institute on Race, Equality and Human Rights, Miami Beach Visitor and Convention Authority, Miami Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners and Miami Sports.
For more information about World OutGames Miami including registration for participants, visit www.outgames.org.
About World OutGames
World OutGames is a multi-sport and cultural event licensed by the Gay and Lesbian International Sport Association (GLISA). Every four years, World OutGames brings together athletes from all over the world for a celebration of sport, culture and human rights, many from countries where homosexuality remains illegal and hidden. Previously hosted in Montreal, Copenhagen and Antwerp, World OutGames is open to all who wish to participate, without regard to sexual orientation. There are no qualifying standards, although competitions are arranged according to the skill levels of the competitors. For more information about World OutGames, visit www.outgames.org, www.facebook.com/OutGamesMiami, www.twitter.com/outgamesmiami andwww.instagram.com/outgamesmiami.Click here for reuse options!
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