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

Carmela Ferrara, Anna Lisa Amodeo, Francesco Garzillo, Giuseppe Masullo, Paolo Valerio e Carolina Vesce, ‘I Have a Dream: Studi e strumenti per il lavoro con migranti LGBTI’, Editoriale Scientifica, Napoli, 2021 7 Introduzione 9 Saluti istituzionali 23 Intervista a Isabella Fernandes Da Silva 29 1. Domande di protezione internazionale fondate sull’orientamento sessuale, identità di genere, … 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

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

Carmela Ferrara, Orientamento Sessuale e Identità di Genere: Immigrazione e Accoglienza [Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity: Immigration and Reception], 2019

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

Carmelo Danisi, Moira Dustin, Nuno Ferreira and Nina Held, ‘SOGICA – Case studies comparison’, updated 15 March 2018. This table maps some of the similarities and differences in SOGI asylum law and policy across our three case study countries – Germany, Italy and the UK – and at European level.

T. Gavrielides (ed.), ‘Supporting and Including LGBTI Migrants. Needs, Experiences & Good Practices’, Epsilon project, 2017.