Envisioning Global LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) Human Rights is an international research project that fosters links between Canada and the Global South and will document and analyze i) criminalization of LGBT people, ii) flight from violence and persecution, iii) resistance to criminalization, and iv) the interaction between International Treaty Body Human Rights Mechanisms and LGBT rights initiatives.
Envisioning will examine locations where challenges to criminalization of sexual minorities are underway and research and document the complex processes underlying these cultures of resistance. While criminalization is at the core of our study, the oppression that LGBT people face includes broader forms of stigmatization, hatred and marginalization. Envisioning will research and document conditions affecting LGBT people, working with grassroots human rights, HIV/AIDS and LGBT groups that work to advance the rights of sexual minorities. Envisioning brings together an international, interdisciplinary alliance of community partners, filmmakers, academic and community-based researchers and students to undertake a project of applied research, participatory video and documentary, skills exchange, capacity enhancement and knowledge mobilization.
SSHRC CURA Letter of Intent Grant
Year Project Started:
Principal Investigator: Nancy Nicol
(e.g type 1000 for 1,000)