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Lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans health inequalitiesInternational perspectives in social work$
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Julie Fish and Kate Karban

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9781447309673

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: September 2015

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447309673.001.0001

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LGBT asylum seekers and health inequalities in the UK1

LGBT asylum seekers and health inequalities in the UK1

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(p.187) Eleven LGBT asylum seekers and health inequalities in the UK1
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Lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans health inequalities
Author(s):

Kate Karban

Ala Sirriyeh

Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447309673.003.0011

The experiences of LGBT asylum seekers in the UK are the focus of this chapter. The relative invisibility of LGBT asylum seekers in social work literature and research is acknowledged. Data from interviews undertaken as part of a small scale research study is used to highlight issues of psychological stress, safety, social isolation and resilience and survival. This material is discussed in relation to models of minority stress, discrimination, social determinants of health, and human rights. A holistic approach to practice in response to an opening vignette, is presented with reference to the importance of advocacy and cross-sector partnership working.

Keywords:   LGBT Asylum seekers, minority stress, social determinants of health, human rights, partnership working

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