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The Fight for Equality in Latin America: How LGBTIQ+ Policymakers are advocating for change

This event is organized by the Duke Center for International Development (DCID) and co-sponsored by the Sanford School of Public Policy, Duke Center of International and Global Studies (DUCIGS), the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS) at Duke, Duke Global Health Institute (DGHI), the Sanford Latin American and Caribbean Student Group (SLAC), and Sanford Pride. Join three key Latin American LGBTIQ+ policymakers as they discuss LGBTIQ+ rights in Latin America. Alberto de Belaunde, the first openly gay, Peruvian congressman, Tamara Adrián, the first transgender person elected to office in Venezuela, and Sandra Morán, the first lesbian elected to Guatemala's legislature, will highlight the main initiatives to address inequality and advocate for sexual and gender minorities' rights. Moderated by Gonzalo Meneses, Master of International Development Policy Fellow and member of Sanford Pride, the panel will also address the importance of representation and the role of social activists and local organizations in promoting change, as well as provide their vision of the future.


Central America focus, Civic Engagement/Social Action, Diversity/Inclusion, Human Rights, Law, Leadership, Panel/Seminar/Colloquium, Politics, Social Sciences, South America focus