by Caleb Orozco
We publish this editorial commentary by Caleb Orozco, Executive Director of the United Belize Advocacy Movement. Caleb wrote this on April 8, in the context of discussions within a SOGI, LGBTI online network, hosted by Geneva-based ARC International. Discussions relating to LGBTI human rights, globalization, development and negotiations on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement prompted his comment.
If the lessons of the last 40 years have taught us anything, it should be the following:
- That LGBTI human rights are one intersectional issue affected by access to healthcare treatment and services.
- That our concern for violence and discrimination has a gender construct rooted in structural barriers to justice that affects race, gender, women and LGBTI.
- That poverty, education and workplace impact human dignity and that LGBTI people are affected by these issues.
- That gender and sexuality issues are grounded…
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