Scholars’ Hub @ Home: Challenged Inclusion: LGBTQ+ asylum seekers, refugees, and mental health
Join Nick J.Mule, Sexuality Studies Coordinator and Professor, School of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies, Faculty of LA&PS June 7 at 12 p.m. for Scholars’ Hub @ Home.
With increased claims of recognition, inclusion, and to some extent acceptance of LGBTQ+ people in Canada, a subsection of these communities warrants a closer examination due to their unique positioning. LGBTQ+ asylum seekers and refugee claimants face extensive challenges from arduous journeys, port of entry issues, to seeking status processes, and attaining proper resources and supports. This despite Canada touting itself a ‘safe haven’ for LGBTQ+ asylum seekers and refugees, resulting in serious mental health challenges that digress from inclusion.
Viewers can expect to learn:
- Where Canada stands on LGBTQ+ asylum seekers and refugees and related policies
- How both mainstream immigration and settlement services as well as LGBTQ+ community services address LGBTQ+ asylum seekers and refugees’ concerns
- The mental health implications on LGBTQ+ asylum seekers and refugees and why their social inclusion is challenged