Mills Professor of Government Finds Connection Between Strong Economies and LGBT Rights

Oakland, CA—April 30, 2018

Advocate coverIn three recent studies co-authored by Mills Professor of Government Andrew Flores, light is being shined on the evolving levels of public acceptance of LGBT people, changes in legal protections, and economic performance in the world’s nations over the past few decades. This important revelation was recently featured on the Advocate.

Not only do the studies find strong connections between public acceptance and rights, but they also found additional evidence that rights and acceptance are connected to a country’s economic performance.

All of these patterns point the way to more effective strategies for progress on LGBT rights proving that greater equality translates to economic vibrancy, and economic vibrancy leads to more equality.