An ‘unprecedented’ success: Sunderland hosts the first International LGBTQIA+ Conference

Graham Robson July 25, 2023

With delegates coming from Kyrgyzstan, Canada, Switzerland, Germany, and from all over the UK, as well as speakers beaming in from Nigeria, Pakistan and Bangladesh, the event saw over 20+ nation states represented during the first Safer To Be Me Symposium, organised by human rights charity ReportOUT in partnership with the University of Sunderland.

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Sunderland to welcome iconic Amsterdam Rainbow Dress – made of the 68 flags of nations where homosexuality is illegal

Graham Robson April 4, 2023

The Amsterdam Rainbow Dress is a living work of art, made of all the national flags from countries where being LGBTQ+ is illegal, on penalty of imprisonment, torture or capital punishment. When a country adopts LGBTQ+ inclusive legislation, the respective flag is replaced with a rainbow flag.

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