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Resettled Sexual and Gender Variant Refugees: USRAP, VOLAGs, and the Navigation of the American Life while Queer and Displaced

Naron, Joseph

Over the past several decades, there has been an increase in the amount of open Sexual and Gender Variant (SGV) Refugees being resettled in the United States. Despite this, there is very little literature regarding this specific and vulnerable population.

The little research has been conducted on resettled SGV refugees in the United States as well as more general literature on SGV resettlement, has shown that SGV refugees seem to not be receiving adequate support from the government or resettlement organizations for problems which they uniquely face. This has been confirmed by those who have worked with SGV refugees in the field. These problems include mental health issues, lack of accessibility to resources, and social isolation. More work needs to be done to create a space where SGV refugees feel comfortable asking for support and where they can expect to receive it.

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Academic Units
Institute for the Study of Human Rights
Thesis Advisors
Currah, Paisley A.
M.A., Columbia University
Published Here
October 4, 2023