LEARN the basics

Our quick guide to LGBTQ asylum seekers in the U.S. Learn the basics of this life-or-death issue in five minutes or less. (Click image to enlarge.)

"A quick guide to LGBTQ asylum seekers in the U.S." infographic. (Updated: March 2017.) 

why get involved

  • Our cause suffers from a severe lack of awareness and lack of funding.
  • Even though services for asylees (those who have already received asylum) do exist – such as legal assistance and support groups – there remains a lack of resources for people still in the process of seeking asylum.
  • Every year, thousands of LGBTQ people coming from one of the 73 countries where it is still illegal to be gay, seek asylum in the U.S. – yet upon their arrival in the U.S., many LGBTQ asylum seekers continue to lack the information necessary to meet their most fundamental human needs.
  • The AsylumConnect catalog aims to fills this gap by providing vital access to information. This access to information empowers LGBTQ asylum seekers to safely integrate in the U.S.


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