Saturday 16 March

Matthews Yard

This talk aims to raise awareness on LGBTQI issues.

17:00 – 18:30
Matthews Yard1 Matthews Yard
Off Surrey Street
Croydon CR0 1FF

As LGBT+ rights strengthen in the west, they have weakened LGBT+ rights across the world; namely Africa. You could say that Western LGBT+ rights have come at the cost of LGBT+ rights elsewhere. While this talk is aimed at shining a light on the continued persecution of the Gay community anywhere, its main focus is honouring those who have fought with their lives to secure fair and equal treatment for all as well as to send out the message that the LGBT+ community and its supporters and allies must not become complacent. The talk proposes that the LGBT+ community still has a long way to go if we are to leave a legacy of love to future generations yet to come out.

The talk will demand that the UK Government take immediate action as it carries a petition calling for the “Legal ban of Conversion Therapy” as this ineffective and cruel practice described as torture leaves its victims scarred for life and renders some
sexless and suicidal.

We will conclude in supporting the title “Love is not a crime” by visiting old aged-wisdom, a pre-colonial time when homosexuality was revered rather than looked down upon and where gender fluidity was regarded in high esteem before we end with a
much needed positive message for LGBT+ young people who deserve societal and family love as they are reminded that they were born outstanding.

Join us, show your support and learn along the way what you can do to help make the
world a better place.

Speaker’s Bio:

Rachida Sobhi

Rachida is a renowned public speaker who has dedicated many years to raising awareness on a plethora of social justice issues. She is an ex-police whistleblower who took on New Scotland Yard single handedly and set legal precedent in the UK. Rachida was awarded “Female Role Model” and is highly recognized as a gender equality campaigner.

- Human & Civil Rights Activist
- Founder of Off The Record-ICOW
- Public Speaker
- Former Met. Police Community Officer
- Former Ministry of Justice Instructor
- Restorative Justice Practitioner & Advocate
- Founder of Golborne Festival

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