Stories of Gay and Lesbian Immigration: Together Forever?

1st Edition

John Hart

Routledge
Published May 30, 2002
Reference - 192 Pages
ISBN 9781560233848 - CAT# HW14165

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Summary

Share the personal stories of gay and lesbian couples who immigrated to Australia!

This fascinating book examines the Australian government’s innovative immigration program for same-sex couples. Covering the time from the early 1980s to 2000, Stories of Gay and Lesbian Immigration: Together Forever? offers a powerful glimpse into the gains and costs of immigration. Its twenty-year span offers insight into both immediate and long-term implications of this policy.

Stories of Gay and Lesbian Immigration intertwines the personal stories of gay and lesbian immigrants, including the author, with thoughtful, detailed political analysis. This groundbreaking book analyzes the Australian government’s reasons for recognizing the validity of same-sex couples. It also scrutinizes the emotional and social implications of government policies for these couples.

Stories of Gay and Lesbian Immigration explores the issues immigrant same-sex couples faced, including:
  • HIV/AIDS
  • proving homosexuality
  • migration stress
  • dealing with bureaucracy
  • financial dependency
  • success and failure in relationships

    Stories of Gay and Lesbian Immigration will be of interest to political scientists, historians of gay and lesbian culture, policymakers seeking to change immigration laws, and anyone interested in this aspect of gay and lesbian relationships.

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