STONEWALL 50/ WORLDPRIDE
A WorldPride Focus on Human Rights
For second year, NYC Pride hosts global conference
Raquel Willis, Tracey Africa Norman, and Janet Mock in a panel on transgender women of color.
part of her body positivity, Kaur said her condition
exposed her to intense ridicule as a youth
and she would look at herself in the mirror and
say, “I hate you, and you look like this, and this
is the reason you are getting bullied.” She added,
“At my lowest point, I was ready to end it all.
I was 16 years old.”
Among the goals of the conference was high-
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BY MICHAEL LUONGO
Much of the focus during World-
Pride last month may have been
on the parties and parades, but
among the many events produced
was the Human Rights Conference. It was the
second time New York has hosted the conference,
with last year’s being essentially a trial
run for Heritage of Pride, the organizer of Manhattan’s
Pride events, in anticipation of it hosting
WorldPride in 2019. InterPride, the group
that licenses World Pride, requires host cities to
sponsor the conference.
The success was in the numbers. Last year,
approximately 80 to 100 people participated.
This year, on the two days the conference was
held, June 24 and 25, that number was about
400, according to Eboni Munn, Heritage of
Pride’s communications manager.
Several keynote speeches opened the event,
including one from Harnaam Kaur, a British
woman with a condition known as heightened
androgens, which in her case gives her facial
hair typical of males. Sporting a full beard as
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