LGBTI rights in Europe: Minister of State Roth’s invitation to film preview

06.05.2014 - Press release

Michael Roth, Minister of State for Europe at the Federal Foreign Office, has issued an invitation to a preview of the film “In the Name of” by Polish director Małgorzata Szumowska at Cinema Paris.

Prior to the screening Minister of State Roth will chair a discussion on the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) persons in Europe. Other participants will be Pascal Thibault, French journalist in Berlin and chairman of the Franco-German LGBTI association “Bleu Blanc Rose”, and the Polish LGBTI activist and Warsaw city councillor Krystian Legierski.

The Polish film “In the Name of” [original title: “W imię ...”] shot in 2012 was an entry in the competition section of the 63rd Berlinale film festival in February 2013 and will shortly be released in Germany. The movie focuses on Adam, a Catholic priest who lives in a remote Polish village and, particularly against the background of his faith, struggles to get to grips with his homosexuality.

Right to freedom of sexual orientation

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