Mapping transnational resistances to LGBT equalities: Canada, the UK and Australia


As sexual and gender minorities have achieved greater equalities in places such as Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland and Australia, various conservative and religious organisations continue to oppose these equalities, in ways that are increasingly linked to international oppositional networks. In order to examine these resistances, I am engaged in a collaborative research project with Dr. Kath Browne at Maynooth University (Ireland), and Dr. Andrew Gorman-Murray at Western Sydney University (Australia) that explores transnational resistances to LGBT equalities in places such as Canada,  Great Britain, Ireland and Australia. This work utilises a transnational perspective to examine multi-nodal and multi-scalar oppositional strategies being developed by individuals and organisations resisting the implementation of LGBT and queer equalities. This work was initially supported by a SSHRC Insight Development Grant (2012-2014) and resulted in several journal articles and book chapters. It is currently funded by a SSHRC Insight Grant (2015-2019).


(Image:  London, England; by Cabinet Office, Flickr Creative Commons Attribution License)