Queering disasters: on the need to account for LGBTI experiences in natural disaster contexts.

Author:

Dominey-Howes, D. Gorman-Murray, A. & McKinnon, S.

Editor:

First

Date:

2014

Region:

Theme:

Gender Identities and Expression, Sexual Orientations and Disasters

Language:

English

Publisher:

Taylor & Francis Group

Full Harvard Reference:

Dominey-Howes, D. Gorman-Murray, A. & McKinnon, S. (2014). Queering disasters: on the need to account for LGBTI experiences in natural disaster contexts. Gender, Place & Culture, Vol. 21 I.7, PP.905-918.

This article argues flags that one group largely absent from scholarly and policy agendas is sexual and gender minorities, or lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender/transsexual and intersex (LGBTI) populations. To demonstrate that these minorities have particular experiences that need to be addressed, authors critically review five case studies that comprise the limited scholarly and policy research on LGBTI populations in disasters to date. They offer some specific ways forward for queer disaster research that accounts for the vulnerabilities, needs and resilient capacities of LGBTI populations.