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7 Things You Need to Know about International LGBTQ+ Students

  • Queer & Now Conference, De Anza College 21250 Stevens Creek Blvd Cupertino, CA 95014 United States (map)

Queer international students often face issues with internationalized homophobia, fear of prosecution upon repatriation, and finding a supportive community, in addition to the challenges all international students experience. On campuses, neither lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) support groups nor international student organizations offer culturally sensitive support. Hence, they often remain invisible. By curating a Flipboard magazine, the presenters created a vitriol safe space and a resource to support the meaning making process of these students' sexual and affectional identity.