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LGBT Heritage Event

The Office commemorated LGBT Pride Month in a co-hosted event with the Federal Public Defender’s Office on June 28, 2018. The office Diversity Committee coordinated the event with AUSA Abby Evans moderating a discussion featuring expert speakers Andrew Park and Jessica Stern.

Each speaker provided expertise in international LGBT issues. Mr. Park focused the discussion on the intersection of public opinion, economics and legal change in countries around the world. Ms. Stern focused on the current trends in LGBT rights across the world, including advancements and setbacks.  She provided interesting statistics and anecdotes about criminalization of homosexuality in 72 countries around the world, as well as the crackdown on free speech, associating, financing and legal identification of LGBT advocacy/support organizations from the international perspective.

Updated January 20, 2021

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