Master of Social Work (MSW)
LGBTQ individuals make relocation decisions with their sexual orientation and gender identity in mind (Gorman-Murray, 2007). The purpose of this study is to examine the relationship between non-violent discrimination faced by LGBTQ individuals and whether or not those individuals have future plans to relocate. A literature review of LGBTQ discrimination and LGBTQ relocation is discussed, and a secondary data analysis was conducted on a sample of LGBTQ individuals who participated in a quality-of-life survey. All hypotheses were supported except the hypothesis that analyzed anti-LGBTQ discrimination and its association with time until relocation. Results indicated that experiencing anti-LGBTQ nonviolent discrimination was significantly associated with reporting plans to relocate. A logistic regression also reported that experiencing anti-LGBTQ nonviolent discrimination predicted plans to relocate. Lastly, low age was significantly associated with reporting plans to relocate.
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Smith, Margaret H., "Discrimination of sexual minorities and plans to relocate" (2013). LSU Master's Theses. 2547.