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Dr. Timothy McCarthy is a professor of history and literature at Harvard University. He is also the Director of the Sexuality, Gender, and Human Rights Program at the Carr Center for Human Rights at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government. He will be discussing how new laws in Russia are effecting the lives of LGBT people.

Ryan Thoreson

 

Ryan Thoreson is the current President of the Harvard Gay and Lesbian Caucus, and an expert in his own right on LGBT civil rights issues. He's a former Rhodes Scholar, has done work in South Africa, is now at Yale Law School.

Jonas Wang was the Co-Chair of Queer Students and Allies while at Harvard. Jonas did a range of things at Harvard, including doing research on LGBTQ asylum and refugee cases.  Jonas also won the prestigious Ames Award, given the the two most outstanding "unsung heroes" of each Harvard graduating class. 

Kate Barnhart

 

Kate Barnhart is the Director of New Alternatives, a drop-in program for homeless LGBT youth. A long-time member of the AIDS activist group ACT UP, she has worked with at risk youth for over 18 years.

Ging Cristobal the Project Coordinator for the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission for Asia and the Pacific Islands.

Asst Prof Donathan Brown

 

Tobias Grace is the Editor emeritus of the magazine Out in Jersey. He will be discussing issues and challenges facing the LGBT community.

 

Dr. Donathan L. Brown is Assistant Professor at Ithaca College and Editor of the Journal of Race and Policy. Dr. Brown conducts research at the intersection of race, rhetoric and public policy, particularly pertaining to African Americans and Latinos.


This week's interviews with Hossein Alizadeh, Malika Zouhali-Worral, and Katherine Fairfax Wright are part of Speaking Freely's series on issues and challenges facing LGBT communities worldwide.

Hossein Alizadeh is the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission's Regional Program Coordinator for the Middle East and North Africa.

Malika Zouhali-Worral and Katherine Fairfax Wright are the directors of the award winning documentary film, "Call Me Kuchu." The film explores the struggles of the LGBT community in Uganda, focusing in part on the 2011 murder of LGBT activist David Kato. Click on the pic to view trailer.

 

Timothy McCarthy is a professor of History and Literature and is the Director of the Sexuality, Gender, and Human Rights Program athe the Carr Center for Human Rights at Harvard.  

He is a founding member of President Obama's National LGBT Leadership Council and serves on the board of the Harvey Milk Foundation.

 

Xander Mozejewski is the survivor of a near fatal motorcycle accident. This young man is an inspiraton for all who face adversity in life.

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