Hosted by the Václav Havel Program for Human Rights and Diplomacy and co-sponsored by the LGBTQA Initiatives at Multicultural Programs and Services and the Ruth K. and Shepard Broad Distinguished Lecture Series.
In the last two decades, a lot of progress has been achieved in terms of globally promoting and expanding LGBTQ+ rights. Yet while some countries have provided more inclusive and just policies, based on activism and changes in public opinion, others have contested the advances in LGBTQ+ rights with reference to their culture or sovereignty. The question of reframing LGBTQ+ rights as human rights for those individuals aims to avoid the polarization over those rights as special and/or 'Western'. This panel of experts will discuss questions surrounding international LGBTQ+ politics, its relation to anti-gender and post-colonial policies, and touch upon related, relevant topics such as same-sex marriage, the promotion through international institutions, or LGBTQ+ refugees.