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Transnational LGBT Activism: Working for Sexual Rights Worldwide

Ryan R. Thoreson


Transnational LGBT Activism is, to my knowledge, the first book-length ethnography to explore what transnational LGBT human rights advocates actually do on a day-to-day basis. Drawing on thirteen months of field research at the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC), the book explores how the first transnational LGBT human rights NGO formed and evolved, who is engaged in this work, how they conceptualize LGBT human rights, what they do to promote LGBT human rights transnationally, and how they have institutionalized their views at the UN and elsewhere. It argues that th ... More

Keywords: anthropology, sexuality, LGBT, human rights, ethnography, brokerage, organizational studies, gender studies, Africa, NGO

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780816692712
Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015 DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816692712.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ryan R. Thoreson, author