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    The Economic Cost of LGBT Stigma and Discrimination in South Africa

    S.N. Nyeck, Debra Shepherd, Joshua Sehoole, Lihle Ngcobozi, and Kerith J. Conron
    December 2019

    Wage discrimination and underemployment related to sexual orientation and gender expression costs South Africa US$ 316.8 million each year.

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    Public Opinion of Transgender Rights in South Korea

    Horim Yi, Winston Luhur, Taylor N.T. Brown
    December 2019

    A majority of South Koreans surveyed agree that transgender people should be allowed to have surgery so their body matches their identity.

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    Social Acceptance of LGBT People in 174 Countries

    Andrew R. Flores
    October 2019

    Iceland, the Netherlands, Norway, Canada, and Spain are the top five most accepting countries and all have increased in LGBT acceptance over time.

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    Public Opinion of Transgender Rights in the US

    Winston Luhur, Taylor N.T. Brown, Andrew R. Flores
    August 2019

    Analysis finds that more Americans hold positive opinions toward transgender people than negative ones.

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    LGB Inclusion and Economic Development

    M.V. Lee Badgett, Kees Waaldijk, Yana van der Meulen Rodgers
    April 9, 2019

    Countries that offer more rights to LGB people enjoy significantly higher per capita GDP than those who trail in LGB equality.

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    Sexual and Gender Minorities in Western Kenya

    Bianca D. M. Wilson, Soon Kyu Choi, Laima Augustaitis, Laura Jadvin-Cakmak, Leah C. Neubauer, Gary W. Harper
    January 2019

    Economic empowerment, LGBT acceptance campaigns and access to menstruation supplies among the greatest needs for the country’s sexual and gender minorities assigned female at birth.

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    Sexual violence against men and boys in Syria and Turkey

    All Survivors Project
    September 2018

    The All Survivors Project investigates sexual violence against men and boys in Syria and Turkey.

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    New Measures of LGBT Acceptance and Inclusion Worldwide

    Andrew R. Flores, Andrew Park, M.V. Lee Badgett
    April 2018

    A series of three studies use groundbreaking measures of LGBT acceptance and inclusion to examine the correlations between the economic, legal and social impact of LGBT inclusion worldwide.

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    Men and boys facing sexual violence in Central African Republic

    All Survivors Project
    February 2018

    The All Survivors Project investigates sexual violence against men and boys in the Central African Republic.

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    Updated Yogyakarta Principles Released

    Andrew Park
    November 2017

    International human rights experts have released a supplement to the groundbreaking Yogyakarta Principles, a universal guide to human rights related to sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression and sex characteristics which apply to all United Nations member states.

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    Public Opinion on Transgender Rights: Poland

    Taylor N. T. Brown
    November 2017

    Using data from a nationally-representative sample, this report documents public opinion of transgender people and their rights in Poland and provides detailed findings of the characteristics that may affect these attitudes.

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    Sexual Violence against men and boys in Sri Lanka and Bosnia & Herzegovina

    All Survivors Project
    May 2017

    The All Survivors Project investigates sexual violence against men and boys in Sri Lanka and Bosnia & Herzegovina.

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    Indonesian Economy Hurt by Discrimination Against LGBT People

    M.V. Lee Badgett, Amira Hasenbush, Winston Ekaprasetia Luhur, March 2017

    Discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) Indonesians in workplaces, schools, and social opportunities is pervasive and will limit their ability to fully contribute to the Indonesian economy. A new study shows that the cost of discrimination to the Indonesian economy could range from nearly 900 million to 12 billion US dollars.

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    Exploring International Priorities & Best Practices for Collecting Data on Gender Minorities

    Taylor N.T Brown, Jody L. Herman, Andrew Park, March 2017

    On June 17th, 2016, researchers at the Williams Institute, along with a steering committee of advisers, convened an international meeting of experts in Amsterdam. The purpose was to consider the current lack of international standards for collecting data about gender minorities in official, large-scale surveys.

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    Proposed Revisions to the Yogyakarta Principles

    Andrew Park
    February 2017

    Three proposals for additional principles to be added to the Yogyakarta Principles have been submitted to ARC International. Since their issuance in 2007, the Yogyakarta Principles have been the primary document defining the application of international human rights law with respect to sexual orientation and gender identity. They were developed by a group of international …

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    Population-Based Study Shows No Difference in Outcomes Among Children Raised by Same-Sex and Different-Sex Parent Families in the Netherlands

    Henny M.W. Bos, PhD, University of Amsterdam, Nanette K. Gartrell, MD, Lisette Kuyer, PhD, February 2017

    A new study found that there was no difference in child outcomes among Dutch same-sex and different-sex parent families. Based upon a nationally representative sample from the Netherlands, the study compared same-sex and different-sex parent households on children’s psychological well-being, parenting stress, and the parents’ use of informal and formal support in child rearing.

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    Public Opinion on Transgender Rights: A Twenty-Three Country Survey

    Andrew R. Flores, Taylor N.T. Brown, and Andrew S. Park, December 2016

    Transgender rights have emerged as a central feature in the discourse on LGBT rights in many countries; however, little is known about public support for such rights around the globe. This report presents findings from a ground-breaking survey of 17,105 adults across 23 countries about their attitudes towards transgender people and rights.

    This study provides evidence of high levels of support for transgender rights, as well as instances of strong opposition.

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    A Development Agenda for Sexual and Gender Minorities

    By Andrew Park, Esq.
    July 2016

    This paper sets out the theoretical framework for formulating an international development agenda for sexual and gender minorities. The audience for this paper includes researchers, development practitioners, human rights advocates and those in the LGBT community interested in the growing field of human and economic development.

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    Declaration of Ilan H. Meyer, in the case of Sexual Minorities Uganda v. Lively

    By Ilan H. Meyer
    May 2016

    By Ilan H. Meyer May 2016 Ilan Meyer, Williams Distinguished Senior Scholar of Public Policy, has submitted an expert report to a United Stated Federal Court in the case of Sexual Minorities Uganda v. Lively. In that case, a group of Ugandans have brought a lawsuit against evangelist Scott Lively for his role in conspiring …

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    Development and Human Rights: Two Complementary Frameworks

    By Andrew Park and M.V. Lee Badgett
    May 2016

    This article examines the differences and overlaps between the human rights and human development frameworks, and argues that both frameworks offer related, but separate, perspectives on public policy impacting LGBT people. The annual report, titled State-Sponsored Homophobia: A World Survey of Sexual Orientation Laws: Criminalisation, Protection and Recognition, is issued each year in connection with IDAHOT.

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