Bishop Christopher Senyonjo and Bishop Gene Robinson
The Global Fight for LGBT Rights
A Conversation Between Bishop Gene Robinson of New Hampshire and Bishop Christopher Senyonjo of Uganda
June 8, 2010, 12:30pm – 1:30pm
Antigay legislation in Uganda has prompted a global outcry and heightened attention to the dangers facing gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people in Africa. As one of the most courageous defenders of LGBT human rights, Anglican Bishop Christopher Senyonjo of Uganda has spoken out against anti-gay hate legislation in his country and advocated for LGBT rights.
Bishop Gene Robinson is the first openly gay Bishop in the Episcopal Church. He was elected to the Diocese of New Hampshire in 2003 and has worked nationally and internationally for full human rights for all LGBT people.
On June 8th, 2010 the Center for American Progress put on a lively, illuminating conversation between Bishops Robinson and Senyonjo about what is happening in Africa around LGBT issues, including antigay legislation; religious forces that are fueling hatred; and efforts to push back against that hatred and create a beloved community for all people, gay and straight.