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Title: Sexual orientation and the European Convention on Human Rights: What of the "L" in LGBT?
Authors: Hodson, Loveday
First Published: 15-Apr-2019
Publisher: Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
Citation: Journal of Lesbian Studies, 2019
Abstract: The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) has long been celebrated for its role in advancing LGBT rights. This article adopts an intersectional feminist approach in order to critically examine the trajectory of the Court's LGBT case-law from a gendered perspective. In doing so, it foregrounds the portrayal, experience and, indeed, invisibility of lesbian applicants. Adopting an intersectional approach that considers the gender dimension of sexual orientation claims provides a somewhat different perspective on the struggle for LGBT rights before the ECtHR and suggests that lesbian voices and experiences have been marginalized and excluded in the struggle for LGBT rights.
DOI Link: 10.1080/10894160.2019.1598208
eISSN: 1540-3548
Embargo on file until: 15-Apr-2020
Version: Post-print
Status: Peer-reviewed
Type: Journal Article
Rights: Copyright © 2019, Taylor & Francis (Routledge). Deposited with reference to the publisher’s open access archiving policy. (
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