Immigrant LGBT Elders



LGBT immigrant elders suffer multiple jeopardy by virtue of being members of disadvantaged groups (i.e., elders, LGBT, immigrant). Although it is invisible to many, immigration is an important issue for LGBT populations due to its impact on the individuals who may be seeking refuge, same-sex couples, and their families. Immigration status can determine a lifetime of opportunity or disadvantage. The striking down of Section 3 of DOMA is a much-needed step in the right direction, but there is much more that needs to be done. Comprehensive immigration reform is critical to address the needs and concerns of this vulnerable population.


Immigrant/immigrant population Undocumented Life course Multiple jeopardy Cumulative advantage/disadvantage 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of KentuckyLexingtonUSA
  2. 2.Rutgers UniversityStratfordUSA

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