LGBTQ+ housing vulnerability in Greece: intersectionality, coping strategies and, the role of solidarity networks
IUR member Myrto Dagkouli-Kyriakoglou, with Dimitris Pettas and Athina Arampatzi, just published a new article in Housing Studies titled “LGBTQ+ housing vulnerability in Greece: intersectionality, coping strategies and, the role of solidarity networks“.
This article analyzes housing vulnerability and dispossession in Greece through a focus on LGBTQ+ gender identity and sexuality. Since families often reject non-heteronormative members, LGBTQ+ subjectivities are forced into housing dispossession, displacement, and precarious living conditions. Due to lack of institutional rights or support infrastructure and the existing discrimination in regard to access to housing, LGBTQ+ people turn to coping strategies, which primarily involve support through informal, mutual aid networks. This article is based on qualitative research in Athens that included 22 semi-structured, in-depth interviews with LGBTQ+ people and solidarity networks; it explores LGBTQ+ housing pathways and coping strategies by focusing on intersectional housing vulnerability. In so doing, it further re-addresses housing precarity through LGBTQ+ agency as a generative of different narratives and articulations of vulnerability vis-a-vis traditional family networks and state institutions.
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