A one day global summit for LGBTIQ human rights

OutSummit is the one-day conference that bring together global LGBTIQ activists

OutSummit is the one-day conference that brings together international and US-based activists for a day of panels and workshops on human rights relating to sexual orientation, gender identity and intersex issues.

OutSummit is hosted in partnership with the CUNY Law Review and the Sorensen Center for International Peace and Justice. CUNY Law School Alumni, Students, Staff and Faculty attend for free.

Write to Em Rubey at erubey@outrightinternational.org to access the free registration code.

CLE Credits provided by Community Legal Resource Network at CUNY School of Law
This CLE program is approved for both experienced and newly admitted attorneys. Under Continuing Legal Education regulations, CLE credit will be offered only to those attorneys completing entire sessions; attorneys attending only part of a session are not eligible for partial credit. Attorneys arriving late are welcome to attend the program but will not be eligible for credit.

Financial assistance is available for CLE credits. Sliding-scale ticket prices are available for those in need. For more information, please write to Em Rubey at erubey@outrightinternational.org

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Victor Madrigal-Borloz, UN Independent Expert on SOGIE and Ahmed Shihab-Eldin, Emmy-nominated journalist and producer


Plenary topics: Legal Battles – Advancing LGBTIQ Equality Through Courts* & Success Stories from the Frontlines


Workshop panels are listed below. View speakers list for who are on the panels in the left column.

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OutSummit Agenda 2019

8:15 – 9:00am:

Registration & Breakfast

9:00 – 9:15am


9:15 – 9:30am

Opening Keynote: Victor Madrigal-Borloz

9:30 – 11:00am

Morning Plenary: Legal Battles – Advancing LGBTIQ Equality Through Courts*

11:00 – 11:30am

Coffee & Tea Break

11:30 – 12:45pm

Workshop Block A:

  • On the Brink. Balancing Gender, Sexuality and Faith
  • UN-Locked: Advances and Barriers in Advocating for Inclusion of SOGIESC
  • Shattering the Invisibility of Trans and Intersex People in Traditional Media

12:45 – 1:45pm


1:45 – 3:00pm

Workshop Block B:

  • LGBTIQ Rights and Business: Symmetries and Challenges
  • Tackling “Conversion Therapy” Globally. Voices of Survivors, and Strategies for Solutions
  • Fighting for progress in times of backlash

3:00 – 3:30pm

Coffee & Tea Break

3:30 – 5:00pm

Afternoon Plenary: Success Stories from the Frontlines

5:00 – 5:15pm

Afternoon Keynote: Ahmed Shihab-Eldin

5:15 – 5:30pm

Closing Remarks: Jessica Stern

6:00 – 8:30pm

Reception: Dinner and dance party at Q Studios LIC

* 2 continuing legal education (CLE) credits are available for the session “Legal battles: Advancing LGBTIQ Equality Through Courts”

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Long Island City, NY 11101


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