Special Issue "Activism for LGBTQI+ Rights and Equalities"

A special issue of Social Sciences (ISSN 2076-0760).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 May 2024 | Viewed by 176

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Tangela Roberts
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Guest Editor
Department of Counseling, School and Educational Psychology, University at Buffalo, State University of New York, Buffalo, NY 14260, USA
Interests: LGBT psychology; racial identity; community psychology; intersectionality; queer people of color

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Despite notable advancements, LGBTQI+ communities worldwide still face entrenched discrimination and disparities. Activism has emerged as a potent force challenging societal norms, legal frameworks, and cultural attitudes perpetuating these disparities. LGBTQI+ activists confront prejudice, discrimination, and legal barriers while securing significant advancements. Triumphs achieved through activism inspire further progress and advocacy for an equitable world. Challenges persist, emphasizing the importance of amplifying LGBTQI+ voices and dismantling discriminatory systems. This special edition explores LGBTQI+ activism’s multifaceted dimensions and profound impact on visibility, representation, and inclusion in attempts to foster understanding and support for social change initiatives. This call for articles encourages original research, conceptual papers, and critical reviews that delve into various themes related to LGBTQI+ activism. We welcome submissions exploring historical perspectives on LGBTQI+ activism, the challenges and successes of transnational activism, the intersectionality within LGBTQI+ communities, legal and policy advocacy, digital activism, and more. We are particularly interested in papers that shed light on the innovative strategies employed by activists, the impact of media and arts in shaping public perceptions, and educational initiatives promoting LGBTQI+ inclusion. By gathering diverse insights and evidence-based approaches, this special edition aims to contribute to advancing LGBTQI+ rights and social change.

Dr. Tangela Roberts
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • LGBTQI+ rights
  • activism
  • social justice
  • intersectionality
  • transnational advocacy
  • media representation
  • legal reforms
  • inclusivity
  • digital activism
  • educational initiatives

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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