POLS 7080X: Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Human Rights

30 hours plus conference; 3 credits

LGBT rights in an international perspective. Study of various approaches to describing rights and advocating for claims based on sexual orientation and gender identity. Overview of violence, discrimination, marriage and family policy, sex classification in a variety of regions. Examination of relation between sexual rights and gender justice, tensions between universalist constructions of gay/trans identities and local formations of sexual and gender non-conformity, legacies of colonialism. Study of key international and regional instruments as well as local strategies.



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