For decades activists and human rights lawyers have formed strategic alliances to promote global LGBTQ rights. From the introduction of same-sex marriage in countries including Argentina, France, New Zealand, South Africa, the United States, and Uruguay, to the push for greater human rights protections for transgender communities in Cuba, to the enactment of anti-discrimination legislation, there has been a transformation in the international landscape of LGBTQ rights.

On Friday, April 10, 2015 at Rutgers School of Law–Newark, international scholars, activists and practicing attorneys will discuss the history, emergence and future of the global LGBTQ human rights movement.

The symposium is free and open to the public but registration is required at

“The Global Struggle for LGBTQ Rights: Legal, Political and Social Dimensions” is co-sponsored by the Law School, Rutgers University–Newark LGBTQ & Diversity Resource Center, and Rutgers Urban Systems Program.

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