An Introduction to AsylumConnect.
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.