LGBTI and human rights

Film and discussion
Tuesday 18 May 2021, 16:00 - 17:30
Online event
Spoken Language


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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

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Date: Tuesday May 18th
Time: 16.00 – 17.30 
Location: online*

*After your registration, you will receive a link (a day before the actual programme) to watch the documentary and join the debate.

Organized by Studium Generale in association with the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Erasmus Pride. #HRFilmDebate and #MeaningfulYouthParticipation.

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