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This entry provides an overview of some of the current issues pertaining to LGBTQ immigration. While the topic of LGBTQ immigration can be defined in a number of ways, this entry focuses on queer migration across national borders. Following a brief historical background on immigration policies concerning LGBTQ individuals, the entry connects the history of LGBTQ immigration to current challenges related to queer immigration, focusing particular attention on two key issues: immigration policies for binational LGBTQ couples and LGBTQ refugee and asylum claims. The entry concludes with additional points about undocumented queer migration and with a call for further research on LGBTQ immigration in the Global South.

LGBTQ Immigration: A Brief History

Since its emergence in the 1970s, the field of international migration studies has, for the ...

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