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HBO’s “Welcome to Chechnya” Film Discussion

June 30, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EDT

Out Leadership will be leading a conversation about the new groundbreaking HBO documentary, Welcome to Chechnya. From Academy Award-nominated director David France (How to Survive a Plague, The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson) comes Welcome to Chechnya, a powerful and eye-opening documentary about a group of activists risking their lives to confront the ongoing anti-LGBTQ persecution in the repressive and closed Russian republic of Chechnya. This panel will be moderated by Out Leadership’s Managing Director for Global Equality Initiatives, Fabrice Houdart. He’ll be joined by panelists Maria Sjödin who is the Deputy Executive Director of OutRight Action International and Graeme Reid,  LGBT Rights Program Director at Human Rights Watch.


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Human Dignity Trust

The Human Dignity Trust is the only organization working globally to support strategic litigation to challenge laws that persecute people on the basis of their sexual orientation and/or gender identity.

We work with LGBT activists around the world to defend human rights in countries where private consensual sexual activity between adults of the same sex is criminalized. Local activists and lawyers always lead and inform our work. They set the pace, to ensure that legal interventions are timely, and complement wider calls for change.

Working with our Legal and Bar Panels, a network of 25 of the world’s leading law firms and eminent barristers, we have helped local activists and civil society organizations across five continents access more than £12million of pro bono technical legal assistance since 2011.

Conscious that together we are stronger, we build highly-skilled international teams by matching the global resources of our Legal and Bar Panels with the expertise of local lawyers and activists, who join forces to support interventions in key legal cases.



June 30, 2020
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EDT


Out Leadership


HBO’s “Welcome to Chechnya” Film Discussion