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LGBTQ Migration

Illustrated by Victoria Lee

LGBTQ people frequently move to more supportive countries or regions to escape stigma and to achieve identity-based freedom, yet little is known about the health risks and resiliencies that LGBTQ migrants face.

A better understanding of the motivations for migration and LGBTQ migrants' experiences can help us identify how migration places some LGBTQ people at particular risk of adverse health outcomes.

We consider these questions in the US (e.g., with LGBTQ asylum seekers), and internationally (e.g., with LGBTQ migrants from the Middle East). In particular, we seek to understand the relationships among motivations for migration, intersectional stressors, and mental and sexual health.