Andrade, Vítor Lopes. “Gay African Refugees in Brazil: A Diaspora?” in World of Diasporas: Different Perceptions on the Concept of Diaspora, Edited by Harjinder Singh Majhail and Sinan Dogan, 86–91. London: Brill, 2018.

  • Category: Literature
  • Source: Academic
  • Subject: Belonging,Asylum/Refugee,Decriminalisation,Gay,Gender Identity,Homophobia,Homosexuality,UNHCR,Sexual Orientation,Violence
  • Place: Africa,Congo, Democratic Republic of the,Nigeria,Sierra Leone
  • Year: 2018
  • File: Gay_African_Refugees_in_Brazil_a_Diaspora
The purpose of this research was to analyse whether gay African refugees in Brazil could be considered a diasporic population or not. To meet this purpose, an ethnographic perspective was used. São Paulo was the focus of the research because this is the city that receives the greatest number of asylum seekers in Brazil nowadays. The concept of “diasporic population” here refers to a community of people who perceive themselves as a cultural construction of collective membership living outside of their original countries; in other words, a feeling of belonging. Then, to analyse whether gay African refugees in Brazil could be considered a diaspora or not, we will analyse the histories of four people.