22 February 2016

Thematic Focus: Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity


"Asylum, Sexual Orientation and," Entry in the Encyclopedia of Gender and Sexuality Studies (Wiley Blackwell, 2015) [free full-text]

"Credibility Assessment in Claims based on Persecution for Reasons of Religious Conversion and Homosexuality: A Practitioners Approach," International Journal of Refugee Law, vol. 27, no. 4 (Dec. 2015) [full-text via IARLJ]

Humanitarian Diplomacy: The U.S. Asylum System’s Role in Protecting Global LGBT Rights (Center for American Progress, June 2015) [text]
- See also the link in the article to "The Countries from which LGBT People are Seeking Asylum."

"'I Thought We Had No Rights': Challenges in Listening, Storytelling, and Representation of LGBT Refugees," Studies in Social Justice, vol. 9, no. 1 (2015) [open access]

Protecting Persons with Diverse Sexual Orientations and Gender Identities: A Global Report on UNHCR's Efforts to Protect Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Intersex Asylum-Seekers and Refugees (UNHCR, Dec. 2015) [text via ReliefWeb]
- See also related UNHCR news release, which includes a link to related training materials.

Refugee Status Claims Based on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity, Practitioners' Guide, no. 11 (International Commission of Jurists, Feb. 2016) [text via Refworld]

Web site:

Asylum Connect [access]
- "[A] volunteer initiative that will seek to provide LGBTQ asylum seekers in the U.S. with lifesaving online informational resources."

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity (23 Nov. 2015)

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