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IDAHOT Lecture 2015

May 11, 2015, J.P. Morgan Canary Wharf auditorium

The Kaleidoscope Trust is delighted to invite you to our Annual Lecture to mark the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOT).  




This year we mark IDAHOT's focus on LGBTI Youth by bringing together three exciting young leaders from across the world to discuss the challenges facing LGBTI youth and how they are stepping up to meet those challenges. 


Donnya D. Piggott is a 24-year-old Barbadian LGBTI activist. She is co-founder and Executive Director of Barbados Gays, Lesbians and All-Sexuals Against Discrimination (B-GLAD), focusing on public engagement and education in addressing the notions of homophobia and transphobia based in ignorance. In 2014 Donnya received the Queen’s Young Leaders Award in recognition of her contribution to the movement towards LGBTI equality in the face of heavy opposition.


Leng Montgomery is a blogger, social media professional, LGBT inclusion specialist and Trans* Activist from the UK connecting and engaging with the private and public sector. He speaks regularly with the media about Trans* issues and is an Ambassador for Diversity Role Models. Leng has been listed on the Independent Rainbow list's 'The Ones To Watch' for 2015. He lives in London and was the first openly Trans* contestant on Masterchef 2014.


Silas Mukangu 
is a sexual health rights activist from Kenya. Silas is a registered nurse specialised in sexual health and HIV prevention. He has worked at the National Organization of Peer Educators in Kenya, where he coordinated activities of a centre offering comprehensive HIV prevention services to MSM (men who have sex with men) and was involved in developing a training module for MSM health educators. In 2012-2014 Silas was HIV Workplace Programme Manager at the International Committee of the Red Cross, where he supervised and facilitated HIV testing and treatment access for vulnerable persons and delivered trainings on stigma and discrimination. Silas is currently undertaking a Master's degree in international public health, focusing on the effect of anti-homosexuality law on HIV prevention in Sub-Saharan Africa. 



The event will be hosted by Simon Fanshawe, entrepreneur, broadcaster and social activist. Simon was one of the founders of the Kaleidoscope Trust and, in 1987, of Stonewall. He is a co-founder and partner in his main business, astar-fanshawe, a ground breaking equality, diversity and organisational transformation consultancy. 


The talk will be followed by a drinks reception.


This year's event will be held at 

J.P. Morgan
25 Bank Street
London E14 5JP

Monday 11th May
Doors 6.00pm for 6.30pm start

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J.P. Morgan
25 Bank Street
London E14 5JP

Places free but strictly limited.