Title
A paradise for LGBT rights? The paradox of Belgium A paradise for LGBT rights? The paradox of Belgium
Author
Faculty/Department
Faculty of Arts. Linguistics and Literature
Publication type
article
Publication
New York, N.Y. ,
Subject
Psychology
Sociology
Source (journal)
Journal of homosexuality. - New York, N.Y., 1974, currens
Volume/pages
58(2011) :8 , p. 1058-1084
ISSN
0091-8369
1540-3602
ISI
000295978100005
Carrier
E
Target language
English (eng)
Full text (Publishers DOI)
Affiliation
University of Antwerp
Abstract
How is it that a small country such as Belgium, with its reputation of relative conservatism, has jumped to the forefront of LGBT-friendly nations when it comes to the extension of rights to, and implementation of government policies for, its LGBT population? The analysis offered here focuses on a combination of six causes: the impact of wider secularization processes; the political history and culture of the country; the organization of especially the Flemish LGBT movement and reasons for its political effectiveness; mainstream social trends in national scapegoating hierarchies; the overall media environment; and the window of opportunity opened by the political landslide of 1999.
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