The Master of Public Diplomacy program at USC, in collaboration with the School of International Relations, coordinated the symposium “On the Right Side of History: Public Diplomacy & LGBT Rights Today.
In the past four decades, since the disastrous events of the Stonewall Inn in 1969, the United States has undergone rigorous legal transformations to eliminate various discriminatory laws against its LBGT community.
Sohaela Amiri on the United States' responsibility to promote all human rights around the world
Linehan, Janoff, and Trasandes will participate in our 11/20 event, “Out Abroad: LGBT, Public Diplomacy and the Global Discourse of Rights” with Rev. Harrison moderating.
Pope Francis has doubled down on his progressive stance toward including gays in the Roman Catholic Church after conservative bishops stymied his efforts. Francis shared his remarks after the bishops rejected a report from last week containing language they deemed too favorable to gays.
Russia has pulled out of a longstanding American high-school exchange program after a teenage Russian boy who befriended a gay couple sought asylum in the United States on the grounds that he faced persecution at home as a homosexual.
The International Olympic Committee will require future host cities to abide by rules that forbid any kind of discrimination, a move prompted by the outcry caused by Russia's adoption of a law banning so-called gay "propaganda" ahead of the 2014 Sochi Winter Games. The new clause — seen by The Associated Press — requires the host city and national Olympic committee to "conduct all activities in a manner which promotes and enhances the fundamental principles and values of Olympism, in particular the prohibition of any form of discrimination with regard to a co