|Williams Distinguished Scholar Lee Badgett will lead a panel discussion on the economic costs of exclusion and the benefits of inclusion of LGBT individuals from the business, state and civil society perspectives.
The panel is organized by the LGBT Core Group, a cross-regional group including the Permanent Missions of Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Croatia, El Salvador, France, Israel, Japan, Montenegro, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, the United Kingdom and Uruguay, the the United States Mission, the Delegation of the European Union, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), Human Rights Watch (HRW) and Outright Action International.
Other speakers will include H.E. Mogens Lykketoft, president of the 70th session of the General Assembly; Dan Bross, senior director of business and corporate responsibility at Microsoft; and Kasha Jacqueline Nabagesera, world-renowned Ugandan LGBTI human rights defender. The panel will be moderated by Marcus Mabry, head of U.S. curation for Twitter Moments.