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Contextualizing the accounts of refugees facing homophobic or transphobic persecution

Contextualizing the accounts of refugees facing homophobic or transphobic persecution

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This paper presents partial findings of a critical qualitative inquiry conducted in partnership with Rainbow Refugee Committee, a community organization that supports and advocates with Queer, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans (LGBTQ) and HIV-positive refugee claimants/migrants
This paper presents partial findings of a critical qualitative inquiry conducted in partnership with Rainbow Refugee Committee, a community organization that supports and advocates with Queer, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans (LGBTQ) and HIV-positive refugee claimants/migrants

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U/Cveti() Reugees: Ctextuizigte Accuts  Reugees Fcig Hmpbic spbic Pesecuti
Sharalyn R Jordan
 Abstract 
Propelled by ear o violence and ight rom stigma,impelled by desire or connection and belonging, the move-ments o people whose sexualities or genders dey and ofend norms cover a complex spatial, social, and psycho-logical terrain Tis paper presents partial ndings o acritical qualitative inquiry conducted in partnership withRainbow Reugee Committee, a community organizationthat supports and advocates with Queer, Lesbian, Gay,Bisexual, rans (LGBQ) and HIV-positive reugee claim-ants/migrants Tis inquiry into how queer reugees engagein settlement comprised participation in Rainbow ReugeeCommittee and narrative interviews with LGBQ reugeeclaimants and reugees, as well as interviews with service providers, community organizers, and lawyers Tis paper explores how pre-settlement experiences conditioned pos-sibilities or saety and belonging through reugee protec-tion While seeking reugee protection, queer reugees areevaluated against expected narratives o reugee ight and o LGB identity Tis paper reects on the uncon-ventionality o queer reugees’ accounts in relation to theseexpectations Queer reugees settling in Canada recounted surviving persecution by dis/avowing their desires, distan-cing/taking on available identities, avoiding/seeking out others, and conorming/escaping Tey pursued mixed,oen precarious, migration trajectories constrained bytightening migration controls and the relative obscurity o reugee protection or sexual or gender-based persecutionIn their hearings, they struggled with and against Westerncultural narratives o sexual and gender identities, com-ing out, and gender dysphoria Interview excerpts high-light relational agencies in claimants’ engagements withthe reugee system
 Abstract 
Propulsés par la crainte de la violence et la uite de la stig-matisation, poussés par le désir de connexion et d’apparte-nance, les mouvements de personnes dont les sexualités oules genres sont un dé ou une ofense aux normes couvrent un terrain complexe spatial, social et psychologique Cet article présente les résultats partiels d’une enquête critiquequalitative menée en partenariat avec Rainbow ReugeeCommittee, un organisme communautaire qui soutient et déend les demandeurs d’asile/migrants lesbiennes, gays,bisexuels, transgenres,
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(LGBQ) et séropositis Cetteenquête sur la açon dont les réugiés
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s’engagent dansla migration comprend des entretiens du Rainbow ReugeeCommittee et des interviews narratis de l’auteur avec desdemandeurs d’asile et des réugiés LGBQ ainsi que desentrevues avec des prestataires de services, organisateurscommunautaires et avocats L’auteure étudie comment lesexpériences pré-migratoires ont conditionné les possibilitésen matière de sécurité et d’appartenance à travers la pro-tection des réugiés En cherchant asile, les réugiés
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 sont évalués en onction de récits attendus sur la uite desréugiés et l’identité LGB L’auteure ofre une réexion sur l’aspect non conventionnel des récits des réugiés
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par rapport à ces attentes Les réugiés
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qui s’établissent au Canada disent avoir survécu à la persécution en dés/ avouant leurs désirs, en uyant ou en revêtant des identitésdisponibles, en évitant ou en recherchant autrui, et en seconormant / s’échappant Ils ont poursuivi des trajectoi-res migratoires mixtes, souvent précaires, contraints par lerenorcement des contrôles migratoires et l’obscurité rela-tive de la protection des réugiés de la persécution en raisonde leur sexe ou de leur genre Dans leurs auditions, ils sesont battus avec et contre les discours culturels occidentauxsur les identités sexuelles et de genre, le
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dysphorie de genre Des extraits d’entrevues mettent en évi-dence les intermédiaires relationnels dans les engagementsdes demandeurs d’asile avec le système des réugiés
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uet  ewe t eigt cuties cimiizesme-sex sexu cts  gee “evit” bev-iu
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Amg tese, ve miti te et pet  me msexu cts  u  sexu cts betweewme Pubic mit ws e use t peize sme-sex sexuities  gee vice Lws pibitig te“pmti  msexuit” e use t iibit piticgizig Te existece  tese ws cetes  justic-ti  viece  ceci gist tse wse ppe-ce  beviu tsgesses sexu  gee msPtecti m iscimiti is t  igt  quee, es-bi, g, bisexu,  tsgeee (LGBQ) pepe im pts  te w
2
Witut tis ptecti, gupse imite i tei biit t gize,  pepe wsebeviu  ppece ees mtive gees  sexu-ities e vuebe Leg sttutes te  sme  te st-ies  mpbic  tspbic pesecuti Pevsivesci itece, cmpue b ck  stte ptec-ti, c mke scs, eigbus, it cmmu-ities,  miies sites  viet pesecuti Hmpbic tspbic pesecuti impe sme LGBQ pepe tmve, evig tei mes, cmmuities,  cuties i et t cete set  begig i tei ivesTis ppe pesets pt   ge esec pject tttces  expes te itetwie pscgic, sp-ti,  sci tjecties  LGBQ eugees settig iVcuve, Bitis Cumbi, C Reugees w veme cims bse  sexu ietti  gee ietit ve ive i ece  sci esue, stigm,  tet-ee  ctu viece i tei me cuties I migt-ig t C te ve egge wit migti  besecuit sstems tt ebe  estict mbiit bse te piities  gb cpitism  pst-9/11 tis  secuit Uetkig  sum ppicti etis ccess-ig  wkig witi  eugee sstem tt ws tesige wit LGBQ eugees i mi; equiig cim-ts t cumet  fe ie  stigmtize ietit, t iscse expeieces, sme tumtic, tt e eep pivte I eugee eigs  iteviews, ppicts wkwit/gist Weste tives  LGB ietities 
coming out 
 ecgiti  tei “membesip i  p-ticu sci gup,” wie tei ceibiit is scutiize sette, quee eugees egtite begig  excusiwiti  css mutipe cmmuities: ispic immi-gt  c-ti, LGBQ, it,  mistem Itei ece  ppessis, tei eggemet wit teeugee sstem,  tei qutii wk  settig, teets  LGBQ eugees t bui set  begig itei ives stetc te bus  te pssibeSettemet is  g pcess, uig cmpex vees Pssibiities  settig e spe b expeiecestt pecee   utsie  “settemet”
 
s ee b pic  pctice I tis ppe I w  quee eu-gees’ ccuts  tei expeieces  tei cut--i-gi, migti,  te eugee ppicti wit  view tuestig w tese spe  cuti pssibiities set  begig Quee eugees’ expeieces ivigue pesecuti  uig fe cmpex, peciusmigtis m wk gist tei biit t be ecgizes geuie eugees Te eugee sstem, impicit expicit, evutes ppicts gist expecte tject-ies  
reugee ight 
 gist Weste tives  LGBietities,
coming out,
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gender identity dysphoria
Yet, ess  i ws expe i tis ppe, te migtitjecties  ietit ccuts  quee eugees m t meet tese expecttis Hvig e pesecuti, queeeugee cimts’ pteti  set  begig iscstie we te  t cm t cvetis B e-exmiig tese ssumptis i eti t kwegecstucte tug eugee cimts’ ccuts, I im tcete tetive uestigs  w te ucve-ti ccuts  quee eugees mke sese
 Mode of Inquiry 
M esec iteest i quee migti s gw ut  m vutee wk wit tw Vcuve-bse cmmuit giztis tt suppt  vcte wit quee, esbi,g, bi,  ts migts I beg vuteeig wit LEGI:Ci Immigti  Sme-Sex Ptes i 2000 I1999 te suppte m pte  me wit  ppic-ti  e pemet esiec pi t te ecgiti u etisip s
 amily
i C’s immigti wsLEGI, g wit EGALE  te eg vctes, pe cet e i vctig  te ecgiti  sme-sexptes i te Immigti  Reugee Ptecti Actecte i 2002
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B te mi-ieties LEGI ws eigiquiies but sum  bette ess tese issues, te me Ribw Reugee i 2000 t cus  vcc suppt  tse cig pesecuti ue t sexu iet-ti, gee ietit,  HIV sttusI beg vuteeig wit Ribw Reugee i 2004Duig p-i meetigs membes w ve cmpete teppicti pcess se expeieces  swe questis tse begiig  egge i te ppicti pcessAs  vutee wit Ribw Reugee I ve witesse suppte LGBQ eugees’ eggemets wit te eu-gee sstem  tei ets t ebui ives i tei ewce Tis esec gew ut  ecgiti  te citic
Vume 26
Reuge
Numbe 2166
 
pteti  tei ccuts t spek t  cege tt wewee ecuteig i u cmmuit wk,  tt isticute b quee migti sc Eite Luibei i
Queer/Migration: An Unruly Body o Scholarship
Mst scsip, picmkig, sevice pvisi, ctivism, cutu wk emi gize u te pemise ttmigts e etesexus (  tei w t becmig s) quees e citizes (eve tug sec-css es) Wee quee migts gue i tese mewks  ctivities?
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Aticutig  pce  quee migts etis expigte cmpex iteetisips  quee sexuities gees wit migti ws tis g, quee mig-ti scs w   ge  iscipies t pse ques-tis, bui te,  puce kwege wit pusci justice impictis
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w questis cstize mutu cmpicte quee migti esec Lse,w is migti spe b quee sexuities  ge-es;  w e quee sexuities  gees spe b mbiit  migti?Quee migti scs ve begu t teize wsexuities  gees becme ci  smmetic pweetis tt csti  ebe mbiit
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Tug teegc  ciism  te cuet pctices  gbcpitism, mbiit s becme ig skewe b  pi-eti  picies, pctices,  tecgies tt ecete mbiit  sme, wie excebtig te immbi-it  tes
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I tis ctext, w is te mbiit  queemigts c-cstitute b te itesectis  ciizti,sexuit, gee, gepitics,  css, mg te c-ts? I tis ppe, I w tis questi ute t expews tt ccess t eugee ptecti i C is itesec-ti cstitute“Sexuities tsmgi i   pce”
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Quee emiist scs ve w tteti t te situte-ess  sexuities  gees cig te geegies  Weste esbi, g, bisexu,
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 tsgee
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ietitiess emstte te cutu specicit  LGB ieti-ties  tives  
coming out 

 gender dysphoria
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 Meic, pscgic,  ppu iscuses puce pmugte te LGB
coming out 
tive Te -tive  
 gender dysphoria
pbemtizes gee vice,mkig it iteigibe s ptg, wie simuteus eiig bi gee
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Bt tives,  te ieti-ties te cstitute, est  Weste meist tis  utmus se, stbiit  ietit,  ctegic c-stuctis  sexuit  gee Te
coming out 
-tive  its cstucti  sme-sex esie s  bsis bt ietit  cmmuit ve spe tstiSimi, te
 gender dysph
i tive  te igsis gee ietit ise ve cicute, gbizig eiig gee vice s ptgHweve, te tsti scpe  tsgessivesexuities  gees tt emeges wit gbizti ist  simpe e  Weste mice Iteiscipi quee esec is cetig  pictue  te sexu/gee cu-tues tt e mig tug itectis  c cutues tsti quee etwks
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“Sexuit is iee te mve,” Mice We sttes i
Queer Diasporas,
t just becuse pepe e me  te mve w t eve, butbecuse -mtive sexuities m be ebe b teispcemet  cutue”
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We  pctitie  “msexu cts,”   b tt cies  m queeig mks mves betwee ci esigtespces—ti, egi, metpe, eigb,  eve cutue,gee eigi  isese—iticte eigmets  ietit, p-itics,  esie tke pce
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Te tesis, ccmmtis, esistce  iteim-bicti mg cexistig c  gb sexuities isexpicte b  gwig b  scsip
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Mbiit givesise t ew pctices, cmmuities,  tus pssibiities ieticti I eig ew pssibiities  ieticti,migti pes  ues sme ietit buies, wiepteti eicig tes
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Quee eugees e vigtig cmpex pscgic,sci,  spti ietit teis tugut tei mig-ti Te itectis  pesecuti, stigm,  esue ispig ietit mti  cmpex migti tjec-ties e bie expe I te cus  tw iscusestt cstitute icusi/excusi buies  ccessigeugee ptecti:
 genuine reugee ight 
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LGB identi-ties
Dwig  pticipts’ ccuts pvies  sese  tei eti gecies i tei eggemets wit tesebu iscusesPbems ieet i itepetig te mi ws ttcutues gize  uest sexuities  geestug Weste ietit cstucts ike msexu,tssexu, esbi, g, bisexu, tsgee,  quee ist te cux  te stugge  quee eugee cimts, et t pcee we ee sme cmm guge I use queet ee t ivese tsgessive sexuities  gees p-uce tug te itesectiit  pctices, ietities, istitutis i  cutues
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At times I use LGBQt empsize sme  te etegeeit tt exists witiquee  eiete sexu ietti  gee ietit we tt is citic, I ee t quee sexuities  tsgees Mvig betwee quee,  tem tt ccetuteste cteste  sci cstitute quities  sexu-ities  gees,  LGBQ,  cm tt s bt
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