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A Failed Attempt at Participatory Video With Takatāpui/LGBTIQ+ People Who Had Experienced Homelessness
International Journal of Qualitative Methods
Fraser B Jiang T Cordue H Pierse N
Housing, Instability, and Discrimination amongst Takatāpui/LGBTIQ+ Youth in Aotearoa New Zealand
Fraser B Chisholm E Pierse N
“There’s no room for falling apart:” Takatāpui/LGBTIQ + people’s experiences of homelessness in Aotearoa New Zealand
Journal of Gay and Lesbian Social Services. 2023
Abstract Takatāpui/LGBTIQ + people’s experiences of homelessness remain poorly understood in Aotearoa New Zealand. Using data from semi-structured interviews with eight people who identified as Takatāpui/LGBTIQ + and had experienced homelessness, this paper explores their experiences while homeless. The analysis showed the necessity of strength of character, how Takatāpui/LGBTIQ + people presented a different self in order to be accepted, the different strategies used to survive, the importance of implementing boundaries for self-protection, and missed points of intervention and support. Our findings show how participants were failed by the housing support system, and had to rely on themselves and their communities during periods of homelessness.


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University of Otago, Wellington research fellow Brodie Fraser  who has done research into the discrimination Takatāpui and LGBTIQ+ people face in the hou

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