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Transnational LGBT ActivismWorking for Sexual Rights Worldwide$
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Ryan R. Thoreson

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780816692712

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816692712.001.0001

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Fusing Human Rights and Sexual Politics

Fusing Human Rights and Sexual Politics

Advocating for LGBT Human Rights Worldwide

(p.91) 3 Fusing Human Rights and Sexual Politics
Transnational LGBT Activism

Ryan R. Thoreson

University of Minnesota Press

Chapter Three looks at how activists at IGLHRC understood their mission given the constituency—gay and lesbian persons’ human rights—with which they worked. It argues that conjoining LGBT politics and human rights enabled advocacy that would not occur under either framework alone.

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

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