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. Many fear "help” will discriminate due to their LGBTQ identity.
How We Help
The AsylumConnect catalog currently helps LGBTQ asylum seekers find safe resources during the U.S. asylum process. LGBTQ asylum seekers can use our free resource website and app to meet their needs in: housing, legal, food, medical, mental health, social support, employment, education, and more. Nonprofits and lawyers can also use our catalog to find safe resource referrals for LGBTQ clients.