Peace deals are supposed to bring harmony – but too often they ignore sexual minority groups

John Nagle

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Abstract

The recent referendum in Colombia was expected to end the 60-year conflict between the government and and the leftist guerrilla group, the Marxist Fuerzas Armadas de Colombia (FARC).

But as well as surprising the world, the voters’ shock decision to refuse the deal also highlighted a frequently overlooked issue. Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Intersex (LGBTQI) communities are frequently the losers of peace processes.
Original languageEnglish
Specialist publicationThe Conversation
PublisherThe Conversation UK
Publication statusPublished - 7 Nov 2016

Keywords

  • Syria
  • Northern Ireland
  • South Africa
  • Gay rights
  • colombia
  • LGBTQ rights
  • LGBTQI
  • Conflict resolution
  • Peace deals
  • Colombian peace process

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