Seminar: LGBT rights around the world – strides and setbacks

Date: 5th June 2019
Time: 18:00
Venue: Litteraturhuset i Bergen, Østre Skostredet 5

From the decriminalization of homosexuality in India to the persecution in Chechnya, global LGBT rights are in constant change. This seminar will explore the state of LGBT rights in different areas of the world and the driving forces behind recent developments and setbacks.

Based on the ongoing research project ‘Sexual and Reproductive Rights Lawfare: Global Battles,’ research leader Siri Gloppen (professor of Comparative Politics, UiB, and director of the Centre on Law & Social Transformation) will give a short introduction and overview of the state of LGBT rights with focus on African and Latin American case countries. This presentation will be followed by a conversation between Siri and Alan Msosa (Interdisciplinary Global Development Centre, University of York) in which they will discuss the politicization and criminalization of homosexuality in African politics. Following this, we will screen short informational videos from researchers based in different regions, highlighting global trends and variations.

The event will also include a preview screening of clips from a documentary by Isme Film on South African student activism and intersectionality (expected to premiere this autumn).

The event is a collaboration between LawTransform and Regnbuedagene i Bergen.