Equality in Action: Advancing Human Development through the Empowerment of LGBT Persons

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This panel examined the domestic and global movement for the full legal equality of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) persons, using a rights-based approach to explain the connection between legal empowerment and human development. Panelists discussed successes within the LGBT rights movements in the U.S. and overseas, as well as ways organizations can benefit from working together to promote the human rights of LGBT persons.


Jessie Tannenbaum, Senior Legal Analyst, ABA ROLI


  • Jesse Bernstein, Program Officer, U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor
  • Kylar Broadus, Senior Public Policy Counsel, Transgender Civil Rights Project, National Gay and Lesbian Task Force
  • Mark Bromley, Chair, Council for Global Equality
  • Stefano Fabeni, Managing Director, Global Initiative for Sexuality and Human Rights at Heartland Alliance