In this guest blog post by one of our 2019 summer interns, Monica Kim discusses the unique challenges and discrimination faced by LGBTQ asylum seekers in immigration detention.Read More
In this guest blog post by our Assistant Director Data Management, Carissa Chantiles provides an introduction to queer migration and shows why organizations such as AsylumConnect are needed. If you’re interested in learning more about why LGBTQ asylum is necessary, continue reading.Read More
Edafe Okporo, director of RDJ Refugee Shelter, shares three things he wished he knew before seeking LGBTQ asylum in the U.S. and welcomes questions from LGBTQ asylum seekers. Read on to learn what an LGBTQ asylee thinks everybody should know about applying for asylum in the U.S.
“You deserve the best, the very best, because you are one of the few people in this lousy world who are honest to themselves, and that is the only thing that really counts.”Read More
In a rare move earlier this month, Attorney General Jeff Sessions rolled back of years of legal precedent by personally reversing an immigration court case—a decision that will disproportionately hurt LGBTQ and women asylum seekers.Read More
"No group is ultimately safe from prejudice, bigotry, and harassment so long as any group is subject to special negative treatment."
Did you know an openly gay black man was the chief organizer of the 1963 March on Washington and Dr. King's mentor?Read More
Forced into exile after becoming engaged to an American man, Michael Namelum courageously shares his history of violence, fear, discrimination, and finally, hope.Read More