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Human Rights, Queer Genders and Sexualities since the 1970s

The project is researching the usage and mobilisation of human rights by LGBTIQ* movements since the 1970s. One of the main research interests concerns the ways in which these mobilisations enabled certain kinds of agency and impeded others. The other concerns the effects which these mobilisations had on the LGBTIQ* movements themselves. Particular attention is being paid to transnational LGBTIQ* networks and education politics as well as policy. The period of investigation extends from the (re-)emergence of LGBTIQ* movements in the 1970s, over the AIDS crisis in the 1980s and 1990s, debates about same sex marriage in the 1990s and 2000s, until the increasing institutionalisation of LGBTIQ* causes – and countermobilizations regarding those matters – in the states of the Global North in the 2010s.

The subproject has also created the blog "History | Sexuality | Law".

Team:   Martin Lücke   Andrea Rottann   Merlin Bootsmann   Greta Hülsmann