Human Rights in Focus: The LGBT Community, 1st Edition

  • Damon Karson
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  • ISBN-10: 168282232X
  • ISBN-13: 9781682822326
  • DDC: 306.76
  • Grade Level Range: 5th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 80 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2018 | Published/Released August 2017
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2018

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Human rights advocates contend that the LGBT community has yet to achieve full equality and acceptance—in the United States and elsewhere. In recent years in the United States, state legislators have introduced more than 250 bills that limit LGBT rights—and twenty of these have become law. In other parts of the world, it remains shameful to identify as LGBT; in some countries, it is even punishable by death. These and other human rights concerns are examined.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
About the Author.
Copyright Page.
Introduction: A Pervasive Pattern of Violence.
1: A Global Overview of LCBT Human Rights.
2: Criminalization.
3: Discrimination.
4: Violence and Harassment.
5: Efforts to Protect the Human Rights of the LCBT Community.
Source Notes.
How to Get Involved.
For Further Research.
Picture Credits.