Brokering Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity: Chilean Lawyers and Public Interest Litigation Strategies

Penny Miles

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Abstract

Rights gains for members of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) populations in Chile have been highly contentious since democratisation, indicative of the stigmatisation directed towards non-normative gender and sexual identities. This article addresses the role of activist lawyers pursuing LGBTI rights cases through the courts, and draws on McAdam and colleagues' (2001) concept of a ‘broker’ to examine the lawyers' roles in linking previously unconnected sites within the judiciary and further afield. The analysis draws these processes together through interactionist perspectives of meaning-making and how they relate to stigma, deviancy and identity.
Original languageEnglish
Article numberDOI: 10.1111/blar.12367
JournalBulletin of Latin American Research
Early online date25 May 2015
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015

Keywords

  • heteronormativity;human rights lawyers;interactionism; LGBTI rights;public interest litigation;stigma

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