Happy New Year from AsylumConnect!

Happy New Year from everyone at AsylumConnect!

In 2018, thanks to the generosity of our donors and supporters, our resource catalog grew to over 15 U.S. locations and over 6,500 users. We’re just getting started.

Our goals for 2019 include:

  • Continue to improve and scale the first ever online resource catalog for LGBTQ asylum seekers across the U.S.

  • Ensure our catalog is inclusive of all LGBTQ asylum seekers (e.g. detained, trans, HIV-positive)

  • Extend our catalog as a lifeline for other related vulnerable LGBTQ populations in the U.S. (e.g. LGBTQ DREAMers, undocumented LGBTQ immigrants, homeless or isolated LGBTQ youth)

  • Scale our catalog to help LGBTQ asylum seekers find safe resources in Canada (April 2019)

  • If the latest asylum policy stands: also scale our catalog to help those waiting in Mexico to seek LGBTQ asylum in the U.S. find safe resources (learn more)

  • Create a new private online community for LGBTQ asylum seekers, LGBTQ asylees, lawyers and other service providers (sign up now)

At AsylumConnect, we believe there should never be a time when someone does not know where it is safe to go for help due to their LGBTQ identity or immigration status.