"It's a very thick closet!": En kvalitativ studie om asylsökande hbt-personers erfarenheter av att uttrycka sin sexuella identitet eller könsidentitet
Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
"It's a very thick closet!" : A qualitative study of LGBT asylum-seekers experiences of expressing their sexual identity or gender identity (English)
The purpose of this study was to highlight LGBT asylum-seekers experiences of expressing their sexual identity or gender identity in the country of origin and in the asylum process in Sweden. By interviewing people who got permanent residence in Sweden because of gender or sexual orientation in Utlänningslagen (2005:716) we have been able to explore their own experiences from expressing themselves. This study analyse these experiences from a social psychological perspective, from this analysis we aimed to obtain a deeper understanding of how the experiences from the country of origin affects on the experiences in the asylum process. This study shows that LGBT asylum-seekers often is facing negative reactions from the environment in the country of origin, these reactions can limit their possibilities to express their sexual identity or gender identity in the asylum process in Sweden. The negative reactions they experience in the country of origin have contributed to that many LGBT people internalize feelings of fear to express themselves, feelings that often stays when they come to Sweden to seek asylum. We hope that this study will contribute to a better treatment and reception from social workers and other professionals who meet these people in their work, by increased knowledge of the conditions under which LGBT people are coming to seek asylum in Sweden.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , 60 p.
LGBT, sexual identity, gender identity, asylum-seeker
hbt, sexuell identitet, könsidentitet, asyl
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-20612OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-20612DiVA: diva2:538574
Subject / course
Social Work Study Programme, 210 credits
UppsokSocial and Behavioural Science, Law