Professor, Students Creating Comprehensive LGBT Rights Resource

August 12, 2015

By Office of Communications Intern Nate Gordon


A screenshot of the LGBT rights in the Americas timeline prototype

In 2010, Javier Corrales co-edited The Politics of Sexuality in Latin America. Since then, LGBT rights have become a focus for Amherst’s Dwight W. Morrow 1895 Professor of Political Science. Soon after he released the book, while talking to colleagues and others around campus about his studies, Corrales realized he was missing a resource: a comprehensive chronological record of the events that have influenced LGBT rights in the Americas.