Persone LGBTQ+ con malattia cronica in Italia: tra precarietà, cura e (in)visibilità

Journal title SALUTE E SOCIETÀ
Author/s Mara Pieri
Publishing Year 2022 Issue 2022/2
Language Italian Pages 14 P. 84-97 File size 81 KB
DOI 10.3280/SES2022-002007
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The research "Chroniqueers" questions the multiple intersections between experiences of chronic illness and LGBTQ+ identification. It investigates the narratives of 24 young adults aged between 24 and 39 in Italy and Portugal. Chronic illness is seldom explored in its rela-tions with LGBTQ+ experiences; at the same time, sexual orientations and gender identities outside the cis-heteronormative norm are rarely present in studies on chronic illness. In the context of job insecurity, weakness of the legislative framework for LGBTQ + people and centrality of a family-oriented culture, the experiences of LGBTQ + people with chronic ill-ness constitute a litmus tests of multiple forms of social and economic vulnerability. The article analyzes some of those emerged in the Italian sample, with specific attention to significant in-terweaving aspects between visibility, care and precariousness.

Keywords: chronic illness; LGBTQ+; precariousness; care; visibility; narratives.

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Mara Pieri, Persone LGBTQ+ con malattia cronica in Italia: tra precarietà, cura e (in)visibilità in "SALUTE E SOCIETÀ" 2/2022, pp 84-97, DOI: 10.3280/SES2022-002007