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The biggest pride event in Central and Eastern Europe brought more people than ever to the streets in the Polish capital of Warsaw on June 8. Tens of thousands of people marched, danced and sang waving colorful flags and umbrellas. Back ingay rights activists had to fight to march in Warsaw.
Yet surveying the various panel discussions left me confused. Gay people were once policed as criminal subversives, depicted in the popular culture as deviants, and pathologized by the medical establishment as mentally ill. Now most of America views homosexuality as benign.
Photocredit: Popular Information. Among the floats and groups in the official march will be a variety of well-known corporate sponsors. Every Pride month, consumers see their favorite brands add rainbow stripes to their logos, fly flags from their headquarters buildings and add attractive gay and lesbian couples to their ads.
Tolerance for minority rights is the hallmark of liberal democracies. Indeed, without such tolerance, democracy is fatally flawed. Creating an atmosphere of tolerance for minorities is one of the key challenges in constructing and deepening democracy in our hemisphere.
Fifty years ago, the Stonewall Riots were a landmark in the struggle for gay and lesbian rights in the United States. But for half the country, the battle is not yet over: they believe the country needs to continue making changes in order to ensure equal rights for gay and lesbians. Perceptions of gay rights are often political ones.
Homophobic statements by Ukraine's leading politicians create a hostile atmosphere for the country's LGBT community — and block public discussion. At Donbas News, our recent survey on the streets of the cities of Mariupol and Slovyansk proved this fact. We asked people the following two questions immediately after one another: 1 Do you support the introduction of civil partnerships?
This is a worldwide phenomenon; same-sex marriage, for example, has been legalized in locales within North and South America, Europe, and Africa, while laws regulating same-sex intimacy have eroded within locales on every continent. This dissertation argues that this marks the emergence of a norm, embodied in a discourse asserting that states should legally enshrine LGBT rights. My intervention is to argue that norms, such as a norm regarding LGBT rights, do not contain any "fixed" content.
You can sign up here to receive it each weekday. Virginia Foxx, a member of Congress from North Carolina, has a long record of opposing gay rights. She has gone so far as to claim that Matthew Shepard — a college student murdered in a hate crime — was not killed because he was gay.
The issue was controversially tackled in the run-up to elections, when some politicians, including the late President Beji Caid Essebsi, spoke openly against the decriminalisation of homosexuality. Five years later, conservative candidates are again speaking up against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender LGBT rights, using the issue to shore up support with their conservative electoral base. Many accused Saied of using homophobia to appeal to deep-seated prejudices as he attempted to gain popularity ahead of elections.