The Impact of the Earthquake, and Relief and Recovery Programs on Haitian LGBT People

OutRight Action International and Serovie

This report delves into the pervasive inequalities and biases faced by the LGBT community, exacerbated by the emotional and physical distress, political and social upheaval, and widespread displacement triggered by the Haiti earthquake. It presents a nuanced perspective, shedding light on how relief and recovery efforts can be analyzed through the prism of safeguarding, upholding, and advancing the human rights of LGBT individuals.

Furthermore, by drawing parallels with other significant natural disasters such as the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami, the 2005 Hurricane Katrina in the U.S. Gulf States, and the 2010 earthquake in Chile, SEROvie and IGLHRC offer a comprehensive analysis. This comparative approach places the Haiti earthquake within a global framework, allowing for a deeper understanding of the broader implications of disasters and emergency responses on the well-being of LGBT individuals, families, and communities worldwide.

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