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Wednesday, April 26 • 2:20pm - 2:40pm
Lived Experiences And Public Perceptions Of LGBT+ People In Costa Rica And Uruguay

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This research explores the differences and similarities between the lived experiences and public perceptions of LGBT+ people in Costa Rica and Uruguay. Existing research shows that countries with higher rates of urbanization, education, income, and industrialization tend to be more accepting of LGBT+ sexualities; however, there are various countries in Latin America that do not conform to those findings. This study explores the general public opinion about LGBT+ people, the experience of being LBGT+, and the factors that led to differences between the two countries. The researcher employs a mixed-method approach, including interviews, public perception polls, and information on current laws and policies. This research helps us better understand how perceptions of LGBT+ issues are formed and what social and other factors influence the treatment of LGBT+ people.

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Wednesday April 26, 2017 2:20pm - 2:40pm
236 Zageir Hall