Find safe resources for LGBTQ asylum in the U.S.

Global events are forcing more asylum seekers to feel unbearable conditions in their home countries to come to the U.S. Thank you for the efforts and support.
— LGBTQ asylum seeker on the West Coast to AsylumConnect

AsylumConnect team members welcome LGBTQ asylum seekers to the U.S. (Video created in Nov. 2017.)


An Introduction to AsylumConnect.

The Crisis

Every year, thousands of LGBTQ immigrants and asylum seekers come to the U.S. fleeing persecution in their home countries based on their sexual orientation or gender identity. Yet upon arrival in the U.S., many LGBTQ asylum seekers don’t know where it is safe to go for help during the complex and lengthy asylum process.



How We Help

The AsylumConnect resource catalog fills this information gap. Our catalog helps LGBTQ asylum seekers find LGBTQ- and asylum-friendly resources near them. LGBTQ asylum seekers can use our free, online resource catalog to meet their needs in key areas, including: housing, legal, food, medical, mental health, social support, employment, and education. Nonprofits and immigration attorneys also use the resource catalog to help LGBTQ clients.

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Thank you so much. I was trying to gather information such as yours, but this is the most comprehensive I have ever read.
— LGBTQ asylum seeker from Jamaica to AsylumConnect