LGBT Migrants Persecuted Because of Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity Before Immigrating, Rutgers Study Finds

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) migrants who obtained refuge or asylum in the U.S. or Canada on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity report extensive recollections of abuse by parents and caregivers, peers and school personnel, according to a new Rutgers study. 

This is first empirical study to explore early abuse experiences of migrants who fled persecution on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.

Interviews were conducted with participants from Barbados, Belarus, Jamaica, Iran, Kenya, Kosovo, Malaysia, …read more

Source: Rutgers Today

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