LGBTI and human rights
Film and discussion

LGBTI and human rights

Tuesday 18 May 2021, 16:00 - 17:30


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Coming out can be emotionally tough for both LGBTI people and their families. And it may lead to facing harsh dilemma’s: in many countries, people cannot be open about their sexual orientation, due to severe social stigma and/or anti-LGBTI laws.

Parents too may be at risk of discrimination and social isolation and may even fear for their child’s safety. How do families cope with the challenges having a gay child? And how can they overcome the obstacles they face?

The documentary Out & About portraits parents from Indonesia, Russia and Kenya and their gay children and shows how misinformation, social stigma and anti-gay laws affect the LGBTI people and their families.

After the screening of the documentary, Bahia Tahzib-Lie and Nadja Houben will engage in a dicussion with the audience about human rights and equal rights for LGBTI people and they will answer all your questions.


  • Dr. Bahia Tahzib-Lie is the Dutch Human Rights Ambassador, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • Nadja Houben is director of the foundation Human Rights in the Picture
  • Moderation: Studium Generale, Erasmus University Rotterdam

"All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights."
- Art. 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights