Homosexuality and some sexual orientation are penalized in a lot of countries. Some inhabitants of such countries are persecuted (or fear to be) because of their sexual orientation. And some of them seek asylum in Europe. The law effectively allow foreign people persecuted for their sexual orientation to claim asylum in Europe. But these types of persecutions may be difficult to prove because of the language barrier and the lack of evidence. Valid-in-law proves of sexual orientation may be very difficult to gather. This article deals with the particular situation of a homosexual person. The objective is to lay down the basis of reflection for specific psychological supports of migrants. In the current context, the own conceptions of the clinician concerning human rights and speeches linked with health care system impact his meetings with a migrant person. The psychodynamic approach here proposed allow to examine how a patient constructs his own gender. This question is complex because of limitations of the language, the patient has to free from norms and stereotypes and the patient must confront memories of his history. A serious support is required for migrants could accept to surmount such barriers.Le texte complet de cet article est disponible en PDF.
Keywords : Migration, Gender, Body, Homosexuality, Right of asylum, Psychotherapy
|☆|| La version en français de cet article, publiée dans l’édition imprimée de la revue, est également disponible en ligne : http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.sexol.2017.09.005.