Consular Diplomacy & LGBT Rights – Lessons From Mexico

Mexico has pushed towards a more visible drive to bring LGBT issues to the consular agenda. Collaborations efforts were established with the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) to combat bullying of LGBT youth, and the Human Rights Campaign(HRC) conducted training to consular officials. These steps triggered further actions by consulates in response to their own local dynamics; consulates in Los Angeles, Nogales and Kansas have engaged in coalitions to combat domestic violence, hate crimes, bullying and trafficking acknowledging the LGBT community. 

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