Resource: Over Not Out: The housing and homelessness issues specific to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender asylum seekers.

22May09

Asylum Aid have released their 83rd Women’s Asylum News mailout which leads with their recent research focusing on accomodation and homelessness problems for lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender asylum seekers living in and returning to London.

LGBT asylum seekers in the UK are encountering high levels of homelessness, discrimination and exploitation due to their sexuality or gender identity. Whilst asylum seekers generally face difficulties with poor accommodation and discrimination, the report finds that LGBT asylum seekers not only experience these problems, but their sexuality or gender identity can add significantly to the problems they face adding layers of multiple disadvantage, arguably more acute than for other asylum seekers.

The newsletter also includes information on legal issues, events and conferences and UK and international news.

Download the newsletter PDF here.

The full report, “Over Not Out”, and executive summary are available to download from the Refugee Support website:

For further information or for a hard copy of the report, please contact the Research and Consultancy Manager, Dr Charlotte Keeble: charlotte.keeble@mst-online.org.uk

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