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Williams Institute: LGBT Inclusion Promotes Economic Development


Williams InstituteA report published today by the  Williams Institute at UCLA School of Law and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) together with its partners in the LGBT Global Development Partnership has found that greater inclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people in emerging economies is positively associated with a country’s economic development.

Highlghts from the study include:

• A positive correlation between per capita GDP and legal rights for LGB and transgender people across countries.
• A steady increase in the level of rights of lesbians and gay men in emerging economies.

A copy of the full report can be retrieved here.

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