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Examining the role of internet access and support for same-sex marriage

McMaster Political Scientist Michelle Dion's research on new media & LGBT rights has been recognized internationally with the Carlos Monsiváis Award for the best Social Science article by the Latin American Studies Association (LASA) Sexualities Section.

May 28, 2019

Drs. Michelle Dion and Jordi Díez (University of Guelph) have been recognized with the Carlos Monsiváis Award for the best Social Science article by the Latin American Studies Association (LASA) Sexualities Section.

The article, New Media and Support for Same Sex Marriage, published in the Latin American Research Review (LASA), explains that internet access provides opportunities for Latin Americans, particularly those who are most interested in keeping up with the news, to learn about regional and international trends that are expanding the rights of same-sex couples. This, in turn, is then associated with more support for those rights at home. 

LASA is the largest professional association in the world for individuals and institutions engaged in the study of Latin America. With over 12,000 members, over 65 percent of whom reside outside the United States, LASA is the one association that brings together experts on Latin America from all disciplines and diverse occupational endeavours, across the globe.


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