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Penny Smith

Penny has been involved with LGBT+ work at UNISON for over 10 years and for the past two years has do-chaired the International Sub-committee of UNISON’S National LGBT+ Committee. Penny works as the Inclusion and Diversity Advisor for The Royal Society of Chemistry. 

Mamikon Hovsepyan

He is an LGBT activist and a human rights defender living and working in Armenia. He started his activism in 2002 and founded Pink Armenia in 2007. Mamikon is elected board member of Non-Discrimination and Equality Coalition in Armenia as well as the president of Human Rights House Yerevan since 2018.

Turkey acquits 19 LGBTI+ Pride marchers, honouring fundamental human rights, domestic law, and international commitments

A group of people after the trial.

Leading European LGBTI rights organisation, ILGA-Europe welcomes the decision of a Turkish court to acquit 19 activists, who were charged with “unlawful assembly” for their participation in a peaceful LGBTI+ Pride march in 2019.

Joint Statement: METU Pride human rights defenders must be acquitted at upcoming trial / Ortak Açıklama: ODTÜ Onur Yürüyüşü’ne katılan insan hakları savunucuları gelecek duruşmada beraat etmeli

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