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Out in the Periphery: Latin America's Gay Rights Revolution

Omar G. Encarnación

Abstract

Latin America, famous around the world as a bastion of Catholicism and machismo, has in recent years emerged as the gay rights leader of the global South. More surprising yet, several Latin American nations are international gay rights trendsetters. Countries like Argentina, which legalized same-sex marriage in 2010, ahead of more “developed” nations, like Britain, France, and the United States, are today pushing the boundaries of gay rights by enacting federal laws to ensure transgender equality, to abolish “ex-gay reparative therapy,” and to provide access to reproductive technologies to sam ... More

Keywords: gays, homosexuality, same-sex marriage, antigay discrimination, Argentina, Brazil, Latin America, Stonewall, human rights

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780199356645
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199356645.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Omar G. Encarnación, author
Professor of Political Studies, Bard College

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