23/11/2015 News / Media opportunity: Austrian pop artist and worldwide LGBTI icon Conchita Wurst will meet with 2015 Laureate Kasha Jacqueline Nabagesera in Stockholm

Media opportunity: Austrian pop artist and worldwide LGBTI icon Conchita Wurst will meet with 2015 Laureate Kasha Jacqueline Nabagesera in Stockholm

Environment, Human Rights, Peace, Democracy and Law, Sustainable Development, 23/11/2015

Austrian pop artist and worldwide LGBTI icon Conchita Wurst, who won the Eurovision song contest in 2014, will meet with the 2015 Right Livelihood Award Laureate, Ugandan LGBTI rights activist Kasha Jacqueline Nabagesera in Stockholm on 27 November, three days before the annual Right Livelihood Award ceremony.

Wurst and Nabagesera will be available for photos and interviews with the media after the meeting:

Date: 27 November 2015
Time: 11:30am – 12pm
Venue: Hotel Hasselbacken, Hazeliusbacken 20 Registration: press@rightlivelihood.org

Nabagesera is due to receive the 2015 Right Livelihood Award next Monday in the Swedish Parliament in recognition of “her courage and persistence, despite violence and intimidation, in working for the right of LGBTI people to a life free from prejudice and persecution.” She was featured on the cover of Time magazine’s Europe edition in June 2015. Operating within a hostile and repressive environment, Nabagesera has shed light on human rights violations, and has successfully used the judicial system to advance LGBTI rights in Uganda and elsewhere.

Wurst has been a long-term supporter of LBGTI rights. Upon being awarded the Eurovision trophy in Copenhagen, in 2014, Wurst proclaimed: “We are unity and we are unstoppable”. In meeting Nabagesera, Wurst calls for solidarity with the oppressed and persecuted LGBTI persons in Uganda and for recognising their inalienable human rights. Wurst has previously addressed the European Parliament and the United Nations on the topic of LGBTI rights.

Press release available in English, German and Swedish.