Hearing Minority Voices: Institutional Discrimination Towards LGBTQ in Disaster and Recovery

King, David (2022) Hearing Minority Voices: Institutional Discrimination Towards LGBTQ in Disaster and Recovery. Journal of Extreme Events, 8 (4). 2241005.

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Abstract

Within the themes of CASCADE NET, this paper focusses on less heard voices and the need to develop new social spaces. Disaster vulnerability identifies diversity in society through a lens of constraints to solutions, on such bases as demography, socio-economic status, cultural, ethnic and gendered minorities within society, and marginalized groups as well as physical proximity to a hazard. The focus of disaster risk reduction is on building resilience through the strengths and capacities in society, but it has a tendency to homogenize characteristics of resilience to the community level, thereby flattening and hiding diversity. LGBTQ people are largely ignored as minority groups with specific information needs. Specific response and recovery processes and actors exacerbate the vulnerability of the LGBTQ minority, especially in evacuation, support, counselling, and rehousing. The role of faith-based organizations (FBO) in providing these services during disaster relief and recovery is examined in this paper. This paper identifies and critiques the attitudes and practices of some FBO towards LGBTQ groups in their provision of disaster relief services.

Item ID: 77044
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 2382-633
Keywords: LGBTQ, disaster relief and recovery, faith-based organizations, vulnerability and resilience, diversity of needs, discrimination
Copyright Information: This is an Open Access article published by World Scientific Publishing Company. It is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 (CC BY) License which permits use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Date Deposited: 20 Dec 2022 23:24
FoR Codes: 44 HUMAN SOCIETY > 4405 Gender studies > 440599 Gender studies not elsewhere classified @ 50%
44 HUMAN SOCIETY > 4406 Human geography > 440699 Human geography not elsewhere classified @ 30%
44 HUMAN SOCIETY > 4410 Sociology > 441012 Sociology of inequalities @ 20%
SEO Codes: 19 ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY, CLIMATE CHANGE AND NATURAL HAZARDS > 1999 Other environmental policy, climate change and natural hazards > 199999 Other environmental policy, climate change and natural hazards not elsewhere classified @ 30%
13 CULTURE AND SOCIETY > 1305 Religion > 130501 Religion and society @ 20%
19 ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY, CLIMATE CHANGE AND NATURAL HAZARDS > 1904 Natural hazards > 190499 Natural hazards not elsewhere classified @ 50%
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