November 10th, 2008

Deconstructing Homophobia lecture: Nov 21 Vancouver

“Deconstructing Homophobia:
Asserting LGBT Rights in a 
Globalized World”

A Lecture by Louis-Georges Tin
Associate Professor
University of Orleans, France

5 - 6:30 p.m.
Friday, November 21, 2008
 
SFU Vancouver
Harbour Centre
Room 1600
 
RSVP
778-782-5100 or cs_hc@sfu.ca

Born in the French West Indies in 1974, Prof. Louis-Georges Tin is the author of The Dictionary of Homophobia (Arsenal Pulp Press, 2008), a critically acclaimed survey of homophobia in the world. He is the president of the Paris Centre for LGBT Archives and the vice-president of the French Black National Coalition. Prof. Tin is well-known for launching the International Day Against Homophobia (IDAHO), an event now celebrated annually in more than 50 countries. In 2006, he launched a petition for the universal decriminalization of homosexuality, scheduled to be read in the General Assembly of the United Nations in December 2008. Prof. Tin is the recipient of numerous international awards for his work on human rights, including the Golden Tupilak Award (Stockholm, 2005), the IGLCN Award (Moscow, 2006), the Tolerantia Award (Berlin, 2006), the Prix HomoEdu of the Man of the Year (Paris, 2006).

Co-Sponsored by
 Arsenal Pulp Press, the Consulate General of France in Vancouver, 
& the Department of Women’s Studies at Simon Fraser University