Asylum

Organizations

Since 1994, Immigration Equality has been proud to support and represent lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT), and HIV-positive immigrants seeking safety, fair treatment, and freedom. As the only LGBT organization with a staff of immigration attorneys, Immigration Equality impacts both the individuals we serve and the immigration system as a whole.

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LGBT-FAN is dedicated to helping people who are seeking safety in the U.S. because of persecution of their sexual orientation or gender identity in their home countries. We are leaders of faith networks, asylum-seekers and people who have already gained asylum, LGBT rights activists, priests and pastors, LGBT community center staff, policy experts, scholars, and refugee resettlement workers who feel called to this work by our diverse spiritual traditions.

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Organization for Refuge, Asylum & Migration (ORAM) is the only international organization devoted solely to advocating on behalf of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) refugees fleeing persecution due to sexual orientation or gender identity.

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Rainbow Welcome Initiative supports the resettlement of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) refugees and asylees by offering technical assistance to service providers and disseminating critical resources relevant to both resettlement staff and refugees and asylees. The Rainbow Welcome Initiative is committed to ensuring the successful integration of LGBT refugees and asylees as they establish new lives in this country and pursue new possibilities.

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Resources

From Organization for Refuge, Asylum & Migration (ORAM)

ORAM is the only international organization devoted solely to advocating on behalf of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) refugees fleeing persecution due to sexual orientation or gender identity.

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From Rainbow Alliance

A guide aiding LGBTQ asylum seekers, asylees and refugees resettle in the USA. The publication is intended to support resettlement service providers in their efforts to tailor core services and meet the specific needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender refugees and asylees.

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From Center for American Progress

Cities and service providers can take steps to ensure LGBTQ immigrants have access to the resources they need to become full participants in their communities and thrive.

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From the National LGBTQ Task Force, Human Rights Campaign Foundation, LGBT Freedom & Asylum Network

A best practice guide for supporting LGBT Asylum Seekers in the United States.

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