Brian Kritz


Recognition of the rights of lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) persons has received considerable global attention in recent years. A landmark United Nations Resolution on human rights, sexual orientation and gender identity in June 2011, a major policy address in December 2011 by then- Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the 2013 Inaugural Address of President Barack Obama, a progressive court ruling in Colombia, and a reversal of discriminatory national legislation in Malawi all bode well for the continued expansion of the protection and promotion of the global LGB community. While the global transgender community receives frequent mention as the “T” under the umbrella of so-called LGBT rights, the international call for increased prevention of rights abuses against transgender persons, promotion of transgender rights, and protection of transgender communities pales in comparison to the similar call for the global LGB population.