Strategies, Successes, and Failures: A Case Study of the LGBT movement in the US

Saturday Aug 23
Venue information will be emailed to registrants.

In 2011, Hillary Clinton made a historic speech on LGBT rights that helped give the global LGBT movement a good kick in the butt.

Last week, Obama signed an executive order banning workplace discrimination against LGBT workers of federal contractors and the federal government.

To date, 19 States have marriage equality; 18 States have some employment non-discrimination act; 15 States have hate crime legislation for LGBT people. And in several States, LGBT history is made to be taught in schools.

Without over-glorifying the LGBT movement in the US, this session will seek to explore in-depth some of the key organizations that work on LGBT rights, their strategies, successes, and failures.

This session is being conducted by Vanessa Ho, who recently concluded a 3-week trip around the US sponsored by the Department of State to learn more about the LGBT movement in the US.

She met with over 30 different organizations in 4 different States (DC, Alabama, NYC, San Diego), and collected over 5kg worth of resources and information that she is eager to share.


2 – 2:30pm: Introduction to American Federalism, and key highlights and lessons learnt from the trip (Vanessa)

2:30 – 2:50pm: Q&A

2:50 – 3pm: Short break

3 – 4pm: Breakout Sessions (Groups will be formed according to interest areas, and resources will be divided accordingly).

4 – 5pm: Group Sharing and Discussion

Interest Areas to be covered:
LGBT Youth
Direct Services for LGBT
Legal Advocacy Strategies
Non-legal Advocacy Strategies
Political Lobbying
Religion and LGBT
Community Building
Education system and LGBT
Parents of LGBT
LGBT Allies
Trans* Rights Movement

This session is facilitated by Eugene Tan.

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