A new kind of human rights struggle is now being waged - by lesbian,
gay, bisexual and transgender people all over the developing world.
They're fighting gay-free zones in Ukraine, life in prison for homosexuals in Uganda, and "curative rape" for lesbians in South
Africa. IDEAS producer Mary O'Connell explores how they're creating a new era of rainbow geopolitics.
Participants in the program:
, was the first openly gay member of the Dutch Parliament. Now he is the director of the LGBT section of Human Rites Watch, based in Berlin. Erika Paez-Hernandez
is a Colombian lesbian who works in the U.K.'s chapter of the International HIV Aids Alliance. She is based in Brighton, England. Hamid Zaher
is the first gay man from Afghanistan to publicly announce his sexual orientation through his book, Overcoming
. He lives in Toronto. Angeline Jackson
is a Jamaican lesbian who created the first registered lesbian and bisexual rights group in her homeland. Related Websites: Human Rights Watch - LGBT Rights International HIV/AIDS Alliance Quality of Citizenship JamaicaGLAAD AIDS-free World - Maurice Tomlinson International Gay Human Rights Commision - Middle East & North Africa Region