may, 2019

16may7:00 pm8:30 pmGlobal LGBTQ Voices: Perspectives from the Developing WorldGlobal LGBTQ Voices


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Global LGBTQ Voices: Perspectives from the Developing World
Most LGBTQ people in New Hope or Lambertville today live the lives and love the people we choose openly. In other parts of the world, living as an LGBTQ person is not so simple. This Service for Justice will look at LGBTQ life in the developing world from three perspectives:

Dr. Mikhael Sarkis will describe conditions in Lebanon 20 years ago, when he decided to migrate to the U.S. to live openly as a gay man. Looking at Lebanon today, Dr. Sarkis will describe the progress that LGBTQ people in Lebanon have made since he left and discuss the work left to do.

Rikki Nathanson is a Transgender woman who fled Zimbabwe suddenly last December, leaving all her possessions behind, over concerns for her safety and freedom due to her leadership in various transgender groups.

The Rev. Michael Ruk will discuss his experiences working with LGBTQ youth on the West Bank.
This discussion will provide a different view of LGBTQ life than most of us can even envision.

The Rev. Michael Ruk, Priest, St. Philips Episcopal Church, New Hope, PA.

Mikhael Sarkis, M.D. – Anesthesiologist trained in Lebanon who migrated to the U.S. after completing Medical School.

Rikki Nathanson – Chairperson of the Southern Africa Trans Forum [SATF] and Board Member for several local, regional and international LGBTI rights organizations. Ms. Nathanson migrated to the U.S. last December in the face of extreme governmental pressure in her native Zimbabwe.


(Thursday) 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


St. Phillips

10 Chapel Rd


New Hope PO Box 266, New Hope, PA 18977

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