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Kaleidoscope Trust Annual IDAHOT Lecture

To be delivered by Maurice Tomlinson

May 15, 2014,

To mark this year's International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia the Kaleidoscope Trust, supported by J.P. Morgan and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, is delighted to host a lecture by one of the world's foremost LGBT activists, Maurice Tomlinson.  


Maurice is the Legal Advisor, Marginalized Groups for AIDS Free World and has been involved in HIV/AIDS and LGBT activism in the Caribbean for over 14 years. He is at the forefront of the campaign to decriminalise homosexuality, leading legal challenges across the region to have disciminatory laws repealed. He is an Attorney-at-Law and law lecturer with research interests in sexual rights and HIV/AIDS advocacy. In 2012 he was awarded the inaugural David Kato Vision and Voice Award, which celebrates the life and work of murdered Ugandan LGBT activist, David Kato.


He had to flee Jamaica in 2012 when a newspaper published a photo of his wedding to a Canadian man but has since returned to the island to continue anti-homophobia legal work. In addition, Maurice is the claimant in a case challenging the discriminatory and anti-gay Immigration Laws of Belize and Trinidad and Tobago, as well as a matter against 3 Jamaican television stations that refused to air an ad in which he appears that promotes tolerance for homosexuals.



Venue / Ticket Information

Thursday, 15th May

Drinks 6.30pm

Lecture & Q&A 7.15pm 


Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Northcliffe House

26-28 Tudor Street  

London EC4Y 0BQ