By Kimberley Vance
This chapter will examine how movements of sexual and gender minorities have struggled (and succeeded) in raising their voices and issues within important spaces of global politics and civil society mobilization. Advancing discussions on issues related to sexual rights, and more specifically, sexual orientation and gender identity, has been challenging for these movements and their allies.
Organizations have been actively excluded from regional and UN fora, and procedural obstacles have been used to prevent both them and their specific issues from receiving consideration on their merits.
Raising our Voices: Opening Global Spaces for Sexual and Gender Minorities explores the visibility and influence of sexual and gender minorities within spaces of global politics and civil society mobilization, and “lessons learned” from the struggle.