- Friday, January 19, 2018 at 12:10PM - 1:00PM
- Room 112
- Open To The Public
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GLOBAL TRENDS IN LGBT RIGHTS: PERSPECTIVES FROM ROMANIA, CHINA AND BRAZIL
The fight for LGBT rights saw unprecedented advancements over the last decades. Yet, the rise of conservative political forces, the mobilization of church-sponsored ‘anti-gender’ discourses, the expansion of transnational religious right-wing alliances, or the global trend of crackdown on civil society brought about new threats to LGBT rights around the globe. This roundtable aims to discuss the current situation of LGBT rights in Romania, China and Brazil. It will identify common challenges and strategies to overcome the backlash against sexual orientation and gender identity equality and the lessons to be learned from each country.
Elena Brodeala is a Ph.D researcher in Law at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy and an LL.M. candidate at Yale Law School. Her research focuses on issues of gender and sexuality in Romania and Eastern Europe.
Juliana Cesario Alvim Gomes is a Ph.D researcher in Law at the State University of Rio de Janeiro, an LL.M. at Yale Law School and, currently, a visiting fellow at Global Health and Justice Practicum (GHJP) at YLS. She has been researching and advocating for LGBT rights in Brazil for the past years.
Ping ("Hoping”) Hou is an attorney-at-law, as well as an LGBTQ and women’s rights activist from China. She was founder of LESGO, an entirely volunteer-based, women-led LGBTQ organization in eastern China. Currently, she is an LL.M. student at Columbia Law School.
Date: Friday, January, 19, at 12:10pm
Place: Room 112, Yale Law School