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Cambridge Amnesty LGBTI: Write for Rights

December 14, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

AmnestyTogether with other members of the Cambridge Amnesty group, we are hosting a Write for Rights event this Thursday 14th December, at Jesus Lane Friends Meeting House. The event starts at 7.30 pm until 9 pm. 
Join us to write letters, socialise and meet other members and supporters. If you can, please bring refreshments or snacks and suitable cards, or just turn up.

We will be taking action for Sakris Kupila who is being denied legal gender recognition because he refuses to undergo a humiliating process that involves a mental disorder diagnosis and enforced sterilisation. The 21-year- old medical student and activist is calling for reform of Finland’s gender recognition procedures. Sakris has suffered harassment, intimidation, violent threats and open hostility because of his work defending the rights of transgender people. It got so bad that he was forced to take a year away from his university education. But Sakris remains determined to continue his campaign.

Help raise £15,000 to fund an historic High Court legal challenge to remove the discriminatory “buggery” laws that criminalise Trinidad & Tobago LGBT+ people.

Please consider supporting Jason Jones, from Trinidad and Tobago, who is launching a landmark legal challenge to remove the discriminatory “buggery” laws that criminalise LGBT+ people in Trinidad & Tobago. I had the pleasure of meeting Jason at a recent Amnesty event. He has been under considerable personal pressure, having received death threats, hundreds of hateful messages and has had to completely isolate himself from friends and family back home for their safety. Read more about his case here.

https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/jonesvtnt

Details

Date:
December 14, 2017
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Organizer

Amnesty International – Cambridge

Venue

Friends Meeting House
Friends Meeting House, Jesus Lane
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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