Emily Kofoed, ‘Queering Images of Citizenship: Rhetoric, Representation, and LGBTI RefugeesLGBTI Refugees’, Dissertation, Georgia State University, 2016 Abstract In the following dissertation, I consider how the legal challenges faced by LGBTI refugees might compel reflection on and revision to traditional conceptions of citizenship in the United States. Specifically, I explore the question of how queer … Read more

Amanda Lack, ‘(Il)legal Violence at the Border: A Comparative Analysis of LGBTQ+ Asylum Claims in the United States and Europe’, Washington University Journal of Law & Policy, Volume 67, Issue 1, 409-442 Abstract An estimated 175 million LGBTQ+ individuals worldwide live under persecutory environments. As highly controversial conversations regarding issues of sexuality are taking place … Read more

Ari Shaw, Winston Luhur, Ingrid Eagly and Kerith J. Conron, ‘LGBT Asylum Claims in the United States’, UCLA, March 2021 Executive Summary LGBT people face both generalized and unique vulnerabilities that cause many to leave their country of origin and seek refuge in another. Consensual same-sex conduct remains criminalized in 69 countries, and as many … Read more

Hadriel Theodoro and Denise Cogo, ‘Imaginaries About Brazil in the Media Consumption of LGBTIQ+ Immigrants and Refugees in the City of São Paulo’, International Journal of Communication, Vol 15 (2021), 61–81 Abstract This study analyzes the (de)construction of imaginaries about Brazil by LGBTIQ+ immigrants and refugees, and begins by examining their media consumption. The methodology … Read more

Nathian Shae Rodriguez, ‘San Francisco’s queer diaspora and the gay Middle Eastern refugee/asylee’, 2017 JOMEC Journal, 11, 111–126 Abstract In recent years, millions of refugees have migrated across the globe fleeing persecution, in search of better lives. Among these refugees are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) individuals who are escaping maltreatment for their … Read more

Robert Lidstone, ‘Refugee Queerings: Sexuality, Identity and Place in Canadian Refugee Determination’, thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Arts in the Department of Geography, Simon Fraser University, Spring 2006 Abstract Over the past decade, the Immigration and Refugee Board (IRB) of Canada has granted asylum to several … Read more

Hadriel G. S. Theodoro and Denise Cogo, ‘LGBTQI+ Immigrants and Refugees in the City of São Paulo: Uses of Icts in a South-South Mobility Context’, Revue française des sciences de l’information et de la communication, 17, 2019 Abstract L’objectif de ce travail est d’analyser comment les utilisations et la consommation des technologies de l’information et … Read more

Connie Oxford, ‘Queer asylum: Policies and responses to sexual orientation and transgendered persecution’, in Marlou Schrover and Deirdre M. Moloney, ‘Gender, migration and categorisation: Making distinctions between migrants in Western countries, 1945-2010’, Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press B.V., 2013, pp. 127-149 (IMISCOE Research) Abstract This chapter examines US asylum laws (both legislative and case law) and … Read more

Claerwen O’hara, ‘The gap between immutability and perceptibility: Issues experienced by sexual minority asylum seekers in the context of the “membership of a particular social group” ground’, 2013 Abstract: Despite the persecution of sexual minorities being a widely-recognised ground for claiming asylum, this category of asylum seekers still experience a plethora of problems. This is … Read more

Sharalyn R. Jordan, ‘Un/convention(al) refugees: Contextualizing the accounts of refugees facing homophobic or transphobic persecution’, Refuge: Canada’s Journal on Refugees, 26(2), 165-182, 2009 Abstract Propelled by fear of violence and flight from stigma, impelled by desire for connection and belonging, the movements of people whose sexualities or genders defy and offend norms cover a complex … Read more