Working with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender & Intersex Persons in Forced Displacement

Published: September 2, 2011

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Due to the discrimination and abuse they experience, many LGBTI people, including adolescents, flee their home countries and seek protection abroad. The multiple vulnerabilities that LGBTI refugeesEndnote 1Endnote 1may face in all stages of the displacement cycle is an increasing protection concern. It is important for UNHCR to ensure that the rights of LGBTI persons of concern to the Office are met without discrimination. This places an onus on offices to develop a thorough understanding of the circumstances of LGBTI persons under their care. This note provides staff with guidance on a range of issues when working to meet these responsibilities.

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