#ProudTogether-Why should the United States support LGBTQ asylum seekers?

In honor of Pride month, we're proud to announce #ProudTogether. AsylumConnect is proud to share our team’s candid thoughts on LGBTQ pride and welcoming LGBTQ asylum seekers to America.

This week, we asked our AslyumConnect team, “What would you say to somebody who currently doesn’t have the safety to ‘come out’?”

  Nikki-Director of Marketing and Publicity    I'm sorry that it's not safe for you to be who you are. I know that there are people in this world who will love you and accept you exactly as you are. I hope that someday soon you will have the community support that you deserve. Until then, don't lose hope.

Nikki-Director of Marketing and Publicity

I'm sorry that it's not safe for you to be who you are. I know that there are people in this world who will love you and accept you exactly as you are. I hope that someday soon you will have the community support that you deserve. Until then, don't lose hope.

 

“Why should the United States support LGBTQ asylum seekers?”

  Olive-Social Media Manager    Because LGTBQ’ s right is human right, Every one deserves the right to be who he/she was born to be. Nobody should negotiate human right. LGTBQ matters!

Olive-Social Media Manager

Because LGTBQ’ s right is human right, Every one deserves the right to be who he/she was born to be. Nobody should negotiate human right. LGTBQ matters!

  Lisa-Director of Fundraising    “I had always hoped that this land might become a safe and agreeable asylum to the virtuous and persecuted part of mankind, to whatever nation they might belong.”-George Washington. In the land of the free, LGBTQ asylum seekers should be welcomed whatever nation and gender they espouse. There is a case to be made that welcoming in the asylum seeker pushes back the darkness and heals our own internal divides.    

Lisa-Director of Fundraising

“I had always hoped that this land might become a safe and agreeable asylum to the virtuous and persecuted part of mankind, to whatever nation they might belong.”-George Washington. In the land of the free, LGBTQ asylum seekers should be welcomed whatever nation and gender they espouse. There is a case to be made that welcoming in the asylum seeker pushes back the darkness and heals our own internal divides.

 

  Emily-Director of Partnerships    The United States holds a moral duty to welcome LGBTQ asylum seekers into our country, especially considering the important role the LGBTQ community places in our society. We should be welcoming those fleeing persecution based on sexual identity into our country.

Emily-Director of Partnerships

The United States holds a moral duty to welcome LGBTQ asylum seekers into our country, especially considering the important role the LGBTQ community places in our society. We should be welcoming those fleeing persecution based on sexual identity into our country.

We hope that in celebration of Pride month, you’ll join us in showing support for the LGBTQ community and LGBTQ asylum seekers. Please leave a comment below to share your own thoughts on this week’s question.

 

Happy Pride from everybody at AsylumConnect!

 

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