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