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How Tobacco Violates the Human Rights of the LGTBQ+ Community

October 14 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

How Tobacco Violates the Human Rights of the LGTBQ+ Community

ASH the National LGBT Cancer Network, and the US Human Rights Network are co-hosting this webinar to discuss how tobacco violates the human rights of the LGBTQ+ community. The event will kick off with an introduction by USHRN. Gabe Glissmeyer (He/Him) is a Project Specialist at the National LGBT Cancer Network and will discuss the history of tobacco industry marketing to the LGBTQ+ community. Bryce Moore (He/Him) is a Project Specialist at the National LGBT Cancer Network and will follow-up with how that marketing has shaped tobacco use rates today. Kelsey Romeo-Stuppy (She/Her), Managing Attorney at Action on Smoking and Health will discuss how the tobacco industry and its products violate the human rights of the LGBT+ community and how we can use human rights mechanisms to protect the right to health of all people. Finally, Christopher Rathbone will discuss how Japan Tobacco uses the guise of support for human rights to target vulnerable groups including LGBTQ.

Speakers

Kelsey Romeo-Stuppy
Managing Attorney @Action on Smoking and Health
Kelsey Romeo-Stuppy has been working on global tobacco control since 2013. As Managing Attorney, Kelsey leads ASH’s programs on human rights and criminal law. She also advises ASH on other legal issues. Kelsey has received commendation for her legal research, writing, and advocacy: an article Kelsey wrote on Tobacco and Human Rights in Latin America was published in the American Bar Association’s International Law News and was subsequently chosen by another ABA Publication, GP Solo Magazine, to be included in a “Best of the ABA” feature issue. Kelsey strives to always continue learning and has completed numerous continuing education programs including earning a certificate from Georgetown Law’s O’Neill Institute Summer Program on Health Rights Litigation.

Bryce Moore
Project Specialist @National LGBT Cancer Network
Bryce Moore (He/Him) is a Project Specialist at the National LGBT Cancer Network. He provides technical assistance and support for the Networking 2 Save program and to state cancer & tobacco control programs. He also does presentations around LGBTQ+ cancer care and cultural competency. Bryce was named the 2016 National Youth Advocate of the Year by the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids. He has worked with organizations like the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, Truth Initiative, and The Partnership for a Healthy Mississippi. Bryce graduated from The University of Southern Mississippi in 2020 with a Bachelor of Science in Communication Studies.

Gabe Glissmeyer
Project Specialist @National LGBT Cancer Network
Gabe Glissmeyer (He/Him) is a Project Specialist at the National LGBT Cancer Network and is based in Salt Lake City, Utah. His work focuses on LGBTQ tobacco initiatives and helping build and organize coalitions. For 13 years Gabriel has worked in tobacco prevention and cessation and LGBTQ exercise science. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science from Augsburg University and is currently working on his Masters of Public Health at Utah State University. Gabriel is passionate about LGBTQ health, reducing health disparities, and increasing scientific literacy. Gabriel is a black Ashkenazi Jew that identifies as trans and queer.

Christopher Rathbone
Attorney & Tobacco Control Advocate
Christopher Rathbone, BA, JD (University of Saskatchewan), LLM (Hokkaido University) is an attorney admitted in Massachusetts working in Tokyo. He has worked as a legal translator since 2000 and has taught classes and provided seminars on legal translation and legal writing for Japanese, Korean, Cambodian and US universities, as well as the Tokyo offices of many top US law firms. As a tobacco control advocate, he has given numerous presentations and written articles on secondhand smoke protection laws in Japan, tobacco industry interference in health policy and targeting of vulnerable groups and tobacco control from a human rights perspective.

Venue

Webinar/Web Conference
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