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The old, the new, and the ‘spaghettification’ of the LGBTQA+ community

01/13/20 - BOSTON, MA. - Victor Madrigal-Borloz speaks about his experience as an United Nations Independent Expert on Protection against violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity during a conversation at Dockser Hall on Jan. 13, 2020. Photo by Ruby Wallau/Northeastern University

India. Botswana. Trinidad and Tobago. Three countries on three different continents with, at first glance, little in common. But United Nation’s independent expert Victor Madrigal-Borloz says that in the last two years these have reoriented international law protecting the LGBTQA+ community.

Each of the three decriminalized homosexuality with a legal argument based an individual’s dignity instead of the right to privacy, which has historically underpinned the effort to eliminate discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

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