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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


Jun 07 2023


12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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Virtual (Zoom)


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