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Around the Globe: Curative Flipboard Magazine International Safe Zone to support international LGBT students

  • Association for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Issues in Counseling 306 West Market Street San Antonio, TX, 78205 United States (map)

International lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) students often face issues with internalized homophobia, fear of persecution upon repatriation, and finding a supportive community, in addition to the challenges all international students experience on U.S. campuses. On campuses, neither 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 virtual safe space and a resource to support the meaning making process of these students’ sexual and affectional identity.