Comprehensive Security and LGBTQ Rights

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According to the OSCE, contemporary threats to security are more likely to arise from causes other than armed conflicts. The OSCE considers the list of potential security threats open and able to intersect the military, economic, and “human sphere.” Yet, how open is this list and how open should it be? This paper tackles this question by examining the issue of whether discrimination and intolerance against LGBTQ populations can be considered a security threat that pertains to the human dimension of security. The current conflict in Ukraine illustrates the dangers of an expansive approach to framing security.

Original languageEnglish
Article number
Pages (from-to)54
Number of pages61
JournalThe Review of Faith & International Affairs
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2 Oct 2022


  • comprehensive security
  • LGBTQ rights
  • sexual orientation
  • discrimination
  • illiberalism
  • Russia
  • OSCE


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