Great Expectations, Harsh Realities: The Plight of LGBTI+ Refugees in Thailand, An Exploratory Study

Publications - Released in 2020

The circumstances and condition of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Intersex (LGBTI+) refugees in Thailand is not well researched, even by stakeholders who work with refugees and LGBTI+ communities. This lack of information makes these communities invisible and hard to understand. As a result, stakeholders may be prone to assume that LGBTI+ refugees do not exist and thus ignore their specific needs and vulnerabilities. This may impact the application of protections and provision of services that are unique to the refugees’ sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, and sex characteristics (SOGIESC).


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  • Thailand


  • Refugees and internally displaced persons

Thematic Areas

  • Stigma and discrimination
  • Human rights


  • Clélia Compas