Original Sin: Religiosity, Same-Sex Desire & Institutionalized Homophobia Seeking International LGBTQ2+ Access to Justice

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Jun 17, 2020

12:00PM-1:15PM EDT

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This June, the Thomson Reuters Institute is proud to announce the fifth installment in an eight-part thought leadership webinar series devoted to advancing international LGBTQ2+ access to justice.

Homosexuality and organized religion share a lengthy if often vexed history. From quiet disapproval to “sanctified” execution, varied and at times ambiguous cross-denominational attitudes toward same-sex desire underscore a profoundly rocky relationship for LGBTQ2+ constituents with religious inclinations or beliefs. Indeed, in an era where synergies between religious fundamentalism and homophobia coalesce with salacious headlines of sexual abuse and the Catholic Church, outbreaks of antisemitism, and anti-LGBTQ2+ violence in Africa and the Middle East, religion—or more precisely, religiosity as such—has come to occupy a special place in the eyes of a general public. This conversation takes an earnest look at the role of organized religion in informing public policy and social norms around the world.

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Why You Should Attend

  • As one of the world’s most ethical companies, Thomson Reuters considers this event an honor and ethical obligation to connect passionate advocates for LGBTQ2+ rights and representation with key power brokers and influencers from across professional services
  • Our program pivots upon actionable opportunities for engaged individuals to help effect meaningful change at a moment of great unrest for the LGBTQ community
  • Attendees will gain critical guidance to help expedite their own career trajectory and expand their professional network

    Who Should Attend

  • LGBTQ professionals, allies, influencers and power brokers from across industries
  • Diversity & Inclusion professionals
  • Chief Executive Officers
  • Human Resources professionals

    Related Webinars

    Interested in attending other LGBTQ-themed-webinars? Register or request on-demand access through the links below:

    “On the Basis of Sex”: LGBTQ Employment Rights at the Crossroads – June 3, 2020

    A House Divided: Pathways of Remediation for the LGBTQ2+ Community and Law Enforcement – June 4, 2020

    Taken: Exposing Global LGBTQ Human Trafficking – June 9, 2020

    Fellow Travelers: Encouraging LGBTQ Self-Identification in the Workplace – June 10, 2020

    Spectacular Bodies: Privacy, Public Identity & LGBTQ2+ Personality – June 18, 2020

    Building Bridges: Supporting Transition in the Workplace – June 19, 2020

    Becoming: Supporting the Transgender Journey – June 23, 2020

    We also are actively recruiting LGBTQ+ thought leaders to contribute to our brand new Outspoken LGBTQ2+ leadership blog.

  • Event Co-Chairs

    Dr. Cheri DiNovo

    Minister, Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre for Faith, Justice and the Arts

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    Dr. Aviva Goldberg

    Rabbi, Congregation Shir Libeynu

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    Eric Marcus

    Founder & Chair, Stonewall 50 Consortium; Founder & Host, Making Gay History Podcast

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    Event Details

    Wednesday, Jun 17

    12:00 PM EDT
    Original Sin: Religiosity, Same-Sex Desire & Institutionalized Homophobia

    Homosexuality and organized religion share a lengthy if often vexed history. From quiet disapproval to “sanctified” execution, varied and at times ambiguous cross-denominational attitudes toward same-sex desire underscore a profoundly rocky relationship for LGBTQ2+ constituents with religious inclinations or beliefs. Indeed, in an era where synergies between religious fundamentalism and homophobia coalesce with salacious headlines of sexual abuse and the Catholic Church, outbreaks of antisemitism, and anti-LGBTQ2+ violence in Africa and the Middle East, religion—or more precisely, religiosity as such—has come to occupy a special place in the eyes of a general public. This conversation takes an earnest look at the role of organized religion in informing public policy and social norms around the world.

    Moderator:
    Eric Marcus, Founder & Chair, Stonewall 50 Consortium; Founder & Host, Making Gay History Podcast

    Panelists:
    Imam Daayiee Abdullah, Founder, Mecca Institute
    Dr. Cheri DiNovo, Minister, Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre for Faith, Justice and the Arts
    Dr. Aviva Goldberg, Rabbi, Congregation Shir Libeynu
    Matthias Roberts,
    Producer, Queerology

    1:15 PM EDT
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