LeGaL podcast with Voices4 “Queer people anywhere are responsible for queer people everywhere.” #IDAHOTB
Thursday, May 17th is the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia. #IDAHOTB
It was created in 2004 to draw attention to the violence and discrimination experienced by LGBT people internationally. May 17 is now celebrated in more than 130 countries, including 37 where homosexuality is criminalized.
We have been trying to highlight how Trump’s immigration policies and rhetoric are dangerous and deadly for LGBTQ people.
I am thrilled to be joined by our special guest, Adam Eli. Adam is a community organizer and the founder of Voices4, a non-violent direct action activist group committed to advancing global queer liberation. We also have Azis Toktobaev, a 20 year old, from Kyrgyzstan who is an intern for Voices4.
“I come from a family of activists. My mother was an activist in the Soviet Jewry movement. I feel like that movement is pretty similar to what’s happening now. Because back then, Jews were being oppressed and persecuted by the Russian government. And now it’s the same thing with queer people.” — Adam Eli
We will be talking about the treatment of queer people in Russia, the realities that Russian refugees face in the US, their activism, and what our lawyer and activist listeners can do to effectuate change.