Session on ‘Expanding the Legal Rights of the LGBTQI+ Community’ by the US Consulate in Mumbai [Dec 2; 6:30 PM]: Register Now!

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The Consulate General of the United States (US) in Mumbai is organizing an online session on “Beyond the Binary: Expanding the Legal Rights of the LGBTQI+ Community”, scheduled to be held on December 2, 2021.

About the US Consulate in Mumbai

The Consulate General of the United States in Mumbai represents the interests of the U.S. government in Mumbai, India and nearby surrounding areas. 

The consulate was established in 1838. In 1843, President Martin Van Buren issued a commission dated 5 October 1838 to Philemon S. Parker, of New York, as consul. At times during the 19th and early 20th centuries, a consular agency at Karachi was under its jurisdiction. Effective 1 July 1945, it was raised to a Consulate General, with Consul General Howard Donovan as the principal officer.

The consulate operated from Wankaner House, later renamed Lincoln House, located at Breach Candy in south Mumbai from 1957. (The consular residence was Washington House on Altamount Road). The building, declared as a heritage site, is an erstwhile palace of Maharaja Wankaner. The palace was handed over to the U.S. consulate by the Maharaja to raise funds to pay off his taxes, after India became independent.

About the Session

The US Consulate in Mumbai invites you to an interactive session on “Beyond the Binary: Expanding the Legal Rights of the LGBTQI+ Community.”  The event will focus on helping activists and advocates better understand the laws, and to promote equality and fundamental rights for the LGBTQI+ community.

The “Beyond the Binary: Expanding the Legal Rights of the the LGBTQI+ Community” webinar, part of the U.S. Speaker Program, is hosted by the U.S. Mission in India. It will feature Judge Victoria Kolakowski, Cristóbal Alvear, and Vijay Hiremath and will be moderated by Cody Etlin. The event will take place on Thursday, December 2 at 6:30 pm India Time. Registration is required.

The “U.S. Speaker and Specialist Program for India” sponsored by the Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy in New Delhi and jointly implemented with Meridian International Center, is designed to connect U.S. experts with Indian audiences and institutions; to promote an understanding of U.S. strategic priorities, policies and institutions; and to discuss the political, economic, social, and cultural context from which they arise. The program provides opportunities for American experts to engage with Indian audiences through online lectures, workshops, and seminars.

General Details

  • Title: Expanding the Legal Rights of the LGBTQI+ Community
  • Date: Thursday, December 2, 2021
  • Time: 6:30 PM IST
  • Platform: Zoom Meetings

Speakers

  • CRISTÓBAL ALVEAR: Legal adviser and Constitutional law expert
  • JUDGE VICTORIA KOLAKOWSKI: Judge of the Alameda County Superior Court, California
  • VIJAY HIREMATH: Lawyer and Activist

How to Register?

Click on the link given below to register for the session.

Click here to register for the session.

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