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Queering the COSP: An Intersectional Inclusive Perspective: LGBTI persons with disabilities and their rights - COSP13 Side Event
30 Nov 2020 -  In all corners of the LGBTI persons with disabilities experience discrimination and exclusion not only based on their SOGIESC, but also on the basis of their disabilities. Moreover, other non-exhaustive layers of diversity such as gender, ethnicity, race, age, human rights activism, migration and economic status also determine the extent to which LGBTI persons with disabilities can enjoy and exercise their human rights.
CREA, ILGA World, OutRight, REDI and Women Enabled International and Permanent Mission of Finland to the United Nations are bringing this conversation to COSP, acknowledging the groundbreaking role the activists at the intersection of queer and disability rights are making around the world. They challenge the inaccessibility of queer spaces, homotransphobia within disability movements, and reframe the advocacy spaces. In this panel we will hear from LGBTI persons with disabilities and their organisations and learn about how they are working, their tactics and their advocacy priorities.