Queer Diplomacy: Homophobia, International Relations and LGBT Human Rights
Douglas Janoff, Palgrave Macmillan, £89.99
In ‘Queer Diplomacy’, Douglas Janoff examines LGBTQ human rights diplomacy from the perspective of diplomats, LGBTQ activists, human rights experts and specialists in multilateral diplomacy. Janoff was appointed to Canada’s Foreign Service in 2009, with diplomatic postings to Washington, Afghanistan and Pakistan.
In 1984 you were protesting for gay rights outside the United Nations in New York, and 30 years later you were promoting LGBTQ issues inside the same building as a diplomat. How does that progress feel to you?