Call for Papers: Closets, Jail Cells, and Graves: The Ongoing Struggle for LGBTQ Equality in the Developing World – Tallahassee, FL



Event Date: 

02/9/17 to 02/10/17

Location name: 

Tallahassee, FL


Florida A&M University College of Law

The Florida A&M University Law Review, in collaboration with the Florida A&M University

College of Law (COL) Stonewall LGBT Law Student Association are pleased to announce this

Call for Contributions for the Inaugural Law Review LGBTQ Equality Symposium. Beginning

on February 9, 2017, the COL will host a two-day Symposium at its state-of- the-art downtown

Orlando, Florida campus to address the global struggle for LGBTQ equality, particularly in

Africa and the developing world.


The Symposium will bring together LGBTQ scholars and activists researching and writing

across disciplines, as well as representatives of global civil society. The goal is to identify

political and normative barriers to LGBTQ equality, share stories, formulate collaboration

strategies, and highlight best practices.

Those interested in presenting a paper or manuscript, either singly or jointly as a panel, should

notify the Conference Organizers as soon as possible, but no later than the end of business on

January 16, 2017. For the sake of convenience, we have enclosed as an attachment to this Call

for Contributions a Symposium Submission Form. Once you have formulated a presentation

topic, please complete the Form and email it to with “LGBTQ

Symposium Submission” in the subject line. Should you wish to include a narrative description

or abstract of your presentation proposal, please limit your description to 500 words. Please

discuss how the paper/presentation will add to existing scholarship or related works in your

chosen field, and explain the method by which you will present your findings to a wider



The Symposium organizers will consider completed works and substantial works in-progress for

presentation (both individual and co-authored), but not published works or pre-publication works

accepted by other journals. Following the Symposium, all paper submissions will be considered

for publication in a special monograph issue of the Law Review.

Papers and presentations (including first person narratives, mixed media, posters, etc.) on the

following topics would be especially welcome:


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