LGBTI, development and globalisation

76 CRIMES

by Caleb Orozco

Caleb Orozco at the Belize Supreme Court (Photo courtesy of AMFAR) Caleb Orozco at the Belize Supreme Court (Photo courtesy of AMFAR)

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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