Mengia Tschalär, ‘Queering migration temporalities: LGBTQI+ experiences with waiting within Germany’s asylum system’, Ethnic and Racial Studies, 2022 Abstract Since 2016, the European Union has made further efforts to streamline and simplify the procedure for international refugee protection. Despite this, asylum claimants in Europe often wait up to four years (or even longer) for a … Read more

Nina Held, ‘”As queer refugees, we are out of category, we do not belong to one, or the other”: LGBTIQ+ refugees’ experiences in “ambivalent” queer spaces’, Ethnic and Racial Studies, 2022 Abstract While over the last twenty years, geographers of sexuality have explored the racialization of queer spaces, the experiences of LGBTIQ+ refugees in those … Read more

Danisi, C., Dustin, M., Ferreira, N. and Held, N., ‘Queering asylum in Europe: Legal and social experiences of seeking international protection on grounds of sexual orientation and gender identity‘, Springer, 2021 Description This two-volume open-access book offers a theoretically and empirically-grounded portrayal of the experiences of people claiming international protection in Europe on the basis … Read more

Moira Dustin and Nuno Ferreira, ‘Improving SOGI Asylum Adjudication: Putting Persecution Ahead of Identity’, Refugee Survey Quarterly, Volume 40, Issue 3, September 2021, Pages 315–347 Abstract This article addresses the concern that decision-making in sexual orientation or gender identity (SOGI) asylum claims in Europe is often unfair, and that one way to remedy this is … Read more

Eren Aygün, ‘Prospects and Challenges of NGOs. Working with LGBTIQ Asylum-Seekers in Germany: Homonationalism as a Practice-Informing Concept for International Social Work with LGBTIQ Asylum-Seekers and Refugees’, University of Applied Sciences Würzburg-Schweinfurt (Faculty of Applied Social Sciences), Master’s degree in International Social Work with Refugees and Migrants, 2019 Abstract The aim of this master’s thesis … Read more

In 2019, the SOGICA project, in collaboration with partner organisations, submitted Freedom of Information requests about SOGI asylum to the relevant government departments in Germany, Italy and the UK with varying degrees of success. Germany SOGICA prepared questions for a parliamentary request that was submitted by Ulla Jelpke and others, Die Linke, on 17 May … Read more

Kleine Anfrage der Abgeordneten Ulla Jelpke, Doris Achelwilm, Dr. André Hahn, Gökay Akbulut, Simone Barrientos, Nicole Gohlke, Cornelia Möhring, Amira Mohamed Ali, Niema Movassat, Norbert Müller (Potsdam), Petra Pau, Martina Renner, Dr. Petra Sitte, Kersten Steinke, Friedrich Straetmanns, Dr. Kirsten Tackmann und der Fraktion DIE LINKE. Situation von LSBTI-Geflüchteten Deutscher Bundestag, Drucksache 19/10308, 17.05.2019   … Read more

Antwort der Bundesregierung auf die Kleine Anfrage der Abgeordneten Ulla Jelpke, Doris Achelwilm, Dr. André Hahn, weiterer Abgeordneter und der Fraktion DIE LINKE. – Drucksache 19/10308 – Situation von LSBTI-Geflüchteten Deutscher Bundestag Drucksache 19/10733 06.06.2019   [SOGICA had prepared this parliamentary request, which was edited and submitted by Ulla Jelpke/ The LINKE]

European Council on Refugees and Exiles, Asylum Information Database (2019) National Country Report: Germany, 2018 update

Nina Held, SOGICA Table of German SOGI asylum case law 1988-2018, September 2018