Brexit, sexual orientation and gender identity: what about the people? The UK in a Changing Europe [Weblog article, 20 November 2018]

Danisi, Carmelo, Dustin, Moira and Ferreira, Nuno (2018) Brexit, sexual orientation and gender identity: what about the people? The UK in a Changing Europe [Weblog article, 20 November 2018]. The UK in a Changing Europe, UK.

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Abstract

Slowly, but surely, awareness is increasing about the possible impact of Brexit on individuals who identify, or are identified as, members of minorities based on their sexual orientation or gender identity (SOGI). After explorations of this theme by Wintemute and by us, Cooper, Cooper et al., and the Trade Union Congress all alerted people to the potentially detrimental effect that Brexit may have on SOGI minorities.

It is critical to note that these SOGI minorities are far from monolithic, and any potential impact of Brexit for them will be different at a sub-group and even at an individual level. Broad-brush, abstract policy analyses on this theme – as on any other theme – fail to capture the essentially individual nature of the relationship between SOGI minorities and Brexit, as one of the most divisive and hotly contested topics in British society for many decades.

In this short piece, we wish to delve into that individuality, bringing to the fore just some of the voices within the ‘SOGI minorities’ umbrella and listening to their concerns, fears and hopes in relation to Brexit – both specifically related to their identity and more generally about life after Brexit.

Item Type: Other
Keywords: Gender Studies, Human Rights, Transgender Studies, Sexuality, Gender and Sexuality, Stereotypes and Prejudice, Discrimination, Hate Speech, Hate Crimes, European Union, European Union Politics, Gender Identity, Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Studies, Sexual Orientation Gender Identity and Expression (SOGIE), Brexit, Impact of Brexit, Gender and Brexit
Schools and Departments: School of Law, Politics and Sociology > Law
Research Centres and Groups: Sussex Centre for Human Rights Research
Sussex European Institute
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology > BF0692 Psychology of sex. Sexual behavior
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labour > HD4801 Labour. Work. Working class > HD6050 Classes of labour Including women, children, students, middle-aged and older persons, minorities
H Social Sciences > HQ The Family. Marriage. Women > HQ0012 Sexual life
H Social Sciences > HQ The Family. Marriage. Women > HQ1075 Sex role
K Law > KD Law of the United Kingdom and Ireland
K Law > KD Law of the United Kingdom and Ireland > KD0051 England and Wales > KD3934 Constitutional law
K Law > KD Law of the United Kingdom and Ireland > KD0051 England and Wales > KD3934 Constitutional law > KD4050 Individual and state. Nationality and citizenship
K Law > KD Law of the United Kingdom and Ireland > KD0051 England and Wales > KD3934 Constitutional law > KD4050 Individual and state. Nationality and citizenship > KD4134 Control of individuals. Immigration
Depositing User: Nuno Ferreira
Date Deposited: 21 Nov 2018 10:03
Last Modified: 08 Apr 2019 08:49
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/80332

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