Is LGBT homelessness different? Reviewing the relationship between LGBT identity and homelessness

MCCARTHY, Lindsey and PARR, Sadie (2022). Is LGBT homelessness different? Reviewing the relationship between LGBT identity and homelessness. Housing Studies.

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This article explores existing evidence concerning the causes and experience of homelessness among lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) people. A total of 88 sources, published after 2000, were included in the review. This represents the most comprehensive evidence review to date on the issue, mapping out what is known about LGBT homelessness and identifying gaps in knowledge for future research. With a few notable exceptions, the experiences of homeless LGBT people have been neglected in UK housing and homelessness literature. Despite this caveat, we found clear evidence that LGBT people are overrepresented among homeless populations. We argue, however, that the how and why of LGBT identity increasing a person’s chance of becoming homeless is complex and not yet well understood. The article therefore calls for a future research agenda that offers theoretically informed causal analyses to better understand the intersections of LGBT identity and homelessness.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: 1205 Urban and Regional Planning; 1402 Applied Economics; 1604 Human Geography; Urban & Regional Planning
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SWORD Depositor: Symplectic Elements
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Date Deposited: 02 Aug 2022 15:40
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2023 10:46

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