Do you know what is happening for LGBT rights on an international scale? Do you know the sorts of benefits and actions that UNA-USA are undertaking for LGBT people? Tune into this edition of A Public Affair to learn more!
On August 11th, our host John Quinlan interviewed guests Marianne Mollman Director of Programs at the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission in New York City, Amy Auguston, Communications Director of the United Nations Association-USA from New York, UNA Advocacy Chair Herb Behrstock from Oakland, and Septina Florimonte who grew up in both Sierra Leone and Nigeria, now living in Raleigh, North Carolina on LGBT International Human Rights and the UN. Septina and John are the two co-chairs of the UNA-USA’s new LGBT Human Rights Affinity Group.
“Marianne Mollmann has lived and worked in several countries and continents. She is the former co-coordinator of the Women’s Working Group of the International Network for Economic Social and Cultural Rights and the former executive director of the Network in Solidarity with the People of Guatemala (NISGUA). Ms. Mollmann holds an LL.M. in International Human Rights Law from Essex University and speaks fluent Spanish, French, and Danish.
Last month, UN Sec. Gen. Ban Ki-Moon granted full marriage rights benefits to all UN employees worldwide. More on this and other UN-related benefits at the website of our sister organization, UN Free and Equal.” Excerpt from John Quinlan