Why Inclusion of Sexual Minorities Is Crucial to Gender Equality

One of the background papers to the World Bank’s 2012 Gender World Development Report, “Masculinities, Social Change and Development”, alluded to Raewyn Connell’s theory of “hegemonic masculinity” as well as the strong correlation between heterosexism and gender inequalities. Hegemonic masculinity is defined as the gender practice that guarantees the dominant social position of men and