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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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Demanding Rights, Compelling Recognition

Demanding Rights, Compelling Recognition

LGBT Advocacy in the Global Human Rights Arena

(p.182) 6 Demanding Rights, Compelling Recognition
Transnational LGBT Activism

Ryan R. Thoreson

University of Minnesota Press

Chapter Six looks at IGLHRC’s work at the UN and other supranational mechanisms. Using a number of high-profile campaigns for illustration, it sheds light on why brokers have framed particular demands in particular ways, and how intergovernmental advocacy shapes the claims that activists ultimately make.

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

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