Sexual orientation and gender identity claims of asylum in germany: intersectional legal, social and methodological challenges

Held, Nina (2019) Sexual orientation and gender identity claims of asylum in germany: intersectional legal, social and methodological challenges. In: Küppers, Carolin (ed.) Refugees & Queers: Forschung und Bildung an der Schnittstelle von LSBTTIQ, Fluchtmigration und Emanzipationspolitiken. transcript Verlag, Bielefeld, pp. 53-80. ISBN 9783837642117

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Abstract

Persecution due to marginalized sexual orientation and gender identity is a recognized reason for asylum in the FRG. At least five percent of the refugees currently entering the country are lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans *, intersex or queer - LGBTTIQ refugees for short. They are confronted with specific forms of discrimination in the FRG, which on the one hand creates an increasing awareness of flight and migration in the LGBTTIQ community and the need to get involved politically and supportively. On the other hand, with the current increase in migratory movements, concerns about emancipatory achievements are being raised, some of which, however, slide into racist attributions.

The contributors to the volume approach the discussion in a differentiated manner and focus on the challenges, but also opportunities and possibilities beyond generalizations and paternalism. They deal with research ethics, participatory survey methods, media representations, intersectional experiences and the specific needs of LGBTTIQ refugees in initial accommodation and asylum procedures. The volume thus offers an insight into various awareness-raising concepts and educational approaches on the subject of LGBTTIQ refugees.

Item Type: Book Section
Schools and Departments: School of Law, Politics and Sociology > Sociology
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Date Deposited: 17 Dec 2020 17:11
Last Modified: 17 Dec 2020 17:11
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/95836

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