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date: 15 April 2024

p. 38018. Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, and Human Rightslocked

p. 38018. Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, and Human Rightslocked

  • Christine Keating
  •  and Cynthia Burack

Abstract

This chapter analyses the central human rights issues of LGBTIQ people by referencing sexual orientation and gender identity rights. It considers the power of human rights language and discourses with regard to addressing the discrimination, marginalization, and persecution of oppressed people. People are vulnerable to sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI) rights violations as a result of the social and political processes which led to heteronormativity and homophobia. The chapter covers the features of SOGI human rights violations such as violence, being committed by states, and correlates these to human rights concerns. It also tackles the critiques on SOGI human rights activism from conservative and progressive perspectives.

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