We use technology to connect LGBTQ asylum seekers with safe services and support
“If the AsylumConnect catalog had existed when I was applying for asylum it would had made my life much easier. AsylumConnect’s work truly saves lives. I was homeless for about three years because I could not find services for undocumented lesbians, work, or anyone who could explain to me how the immigration process work[ed] and what my options were."
- Jacque, the first Mexican to win asylum in the U.S. based on sexual orientation and AsylumConnect Advisory Council member
We are a tech nonprofit providing the first and only resource website and app for LGBTQ asylum.
In 2016, we launched the AsylumConnect catalog to connect LGBTQ asylum seekers with verified LGBTQ- and immigrant-friendly services.
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.
AsylumConnect is the first and only resource website and app designed for LGBTQ asylum. Our free app can currently connect users with verified LGBTQ- and immigrant-friendly services in the United States, Canada and Mexico. LGBTQ asylum seekers and related LGBTQ populations (undocumented LGBTQ immigrants and homeless or isolated LGBTQ youth) can use AsylumConnect as a free digital one-stop-shop to meet their needs in all aspects of their lives, including where it is safe to go for help with: housing, legal, food, medical, mental health, community, translation, education and employment, and more. Lawyers and nonprofits can also use AsylumConnect to gather verified resource referrals for LGBTQ clients.
Visit our catalog today to search for verified LGBTQ- and immigrant-friendly services near you.
Are you a lawyer, nonprofit service provider or local community member who wants to help us expand our resource catalog for LGBTQ asylum? Suggest new LGBTQ- and immigrant-friendly resources in your area for inclusion in our catalog today. (*All resource suggestions are subject to internal verification by the AsylumConnect team prior to publication in our live catalog. Learn more about our tailored resource verification process here.)