Sexual orientation and gender identity and the protection of forced migrants

This document can also be found on the official website of the Forced Migration Review (FMR): Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) asylum seekers and refugees face a myriad of threats, risks and vulnerabilities throughout all stages of the displacement cycle. There needs to be greater awareness not only of the specific protection concerns relating to LGBTI individuals but also of related jurisprudence and guidance available for UN staff, partners, state authorities and decision-makers. These significant challenges and needs are identified in the following articles. In this context, bringing LGBTI and refugee protection sectors together – one of the aims of this issue of FMR – should help lead to greater protection. This resource is part of the collection "Protection of LGBTI Migrants in Camp Settings". Collections are monitored daily and new content is added.