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NYC: Out & Discriminated Against? LGBTQ Rights in the Workplace

Young Professionals of the Americas (YPA), FFR/Princeton BTGALA and the GW LGBT Alumni Association Present...
Out & Discriminated Against? LGBTQ Rights in the Workplace
New York, NY

Co-hosted by Yale GALA and Harvard GSC

WHEN: Thursday, November 6th, 6PM to 8PM
Registration: 6:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Keynote & Panel Discussion: 6:30 p.m. to 7: 30 p.m.
Networking Reception: 7:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
WHERE: Americas Society/Council of the Americas
680 Park Ave, New York, NY 10065
COST: $10 to help cover the cost of the reception
RSVP: Space is limited, so please pre-pay at

The Americas have made strides in LGBTQ rights - a taboo until recently. Buenos Aires has become one of the world's most popular gay destinations, while Brazil broadcast its first-ever gay male kiss in a prime-time series earlier this year. In the past decade, Argentina, Brazil, Canada, and Uruguay passed national same-sex marriage legislation.

As the region moves toward more equality, much work remains to be done in regards to LGBTQ rights in the workplace. Most countries in t he region lack legislation preventing LGBTQ workers from discrimination, as do most U.S. states. As a result, employees can be fired based on their sexual identities. Four in 10 gays in the United States have faced harassment or other forms of discrimination in their workplace. In Mexico and Colombia, openly serving in the military is still a challenge.

Join the YPA and the Princeton University's Bisexual, Transgendered, Gay, and Lesbian Alumni Association (FFR/Princeton BTGALA) for a panel discussion on LGBTQ rights in the workplace. Panelists will discuss the challenges in advancing LGBTQ rights in professional settings as well as how to navigate the work environment as an LGBTQ.


  • Imani Keith Henry, Principal, OD for the People
  • Ross Murray, Director of News, GLAAD
  • Brian Sims, State Representative, Pennsylvania House of Representatives
    We will be announcing additional speakers shortly!

    Thanks to our hosts!
  • Diogo Ide, Georgetown
  • Mauricio Artinano, FFR/Princeton BTGALA and the Council of the Americas
  • Shawn Cowls, FFR/Princeton BTGALA
  • Eddie Ayala Fuentes, the GW LGBT Alumni Association

    And thanks to our co-hosts!
  • Natasha Haase, Yale GALA
  • Michael Sonberg, Harvard GSC


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