Immigrant LGBT elders

Amanda E. Sokan, Tracy Davis

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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 Section3 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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHandbook of LGBT Elders
Subtitle of host publicationAn Interdisciplinary Approach to Principles, Practices, and Policies
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages24
ISBN (Electronic)9783319036236
ISBN (Print)9783319036229
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016
Externally publishedYes


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

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Social Sciences
  • General Medicine
  • General Psychology

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