Democratic Backsliding and LGBTI Acceptance: Why Anti-LGBTI Attacks Matter for Democracy

Mar. 28, 2024
5:00PM - 6:30PM
SLB Room 128
Open to the Yale Community

Join the Global Health Justice Partnership and co-sponsors for a discussion with Dr. Ari Shaw, Director of International Programs at The Williams Institute, UCLA School of Law. 

By some measures, democracy is under threat worldwide. At the same time, authoritarian leaders increasingly employ rhetoric and policies that directly target lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) persons—from an anti-LGBTI "moral panic” in Indonesia, to the creation of “LGBT-free zones” in Poland, to a record-setting number of anti-LGBTI bills in U.S. state legislatures. This talk will discuss the findings from a new report by the Williams Institute at UCLA School of Law examining the relationship between democratic backsliding and changes in attitudes towards LGBTI people and their rights.

This event will be hybrid. 

Sponsoring Organization(s)

Global Health Justice Partnership
Yale LGBTQ Mental Health Initiative
Public Health Working Group of the YSM Dean’s Advisory Board for LGBTQ Affairs 
Social Behavioral Sciences Department, Yale School of Public Health