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Lgbt Asylum

No Way Out

Katie Sgarro | Posted 12.19.2016 | World
Katie Sgarro

Although often lauded as one of the most generous in the world, the U.S. asylum system remains conspicuously flawed. Many potential asylum seekers are...

Jacob Kerr

LGBT Asylum Seekers Not Getting Enough Relief, Report Finds

HuffingtonPost.com | Jacob Kerr | Posted 06.22.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- While the United States awaits a major Supreme Court decision that could legalize gay marriage across the nation, there are more than 70...

Cities Of Refuge

Richard J. Rosendall | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Richard J. Rosendall

American cities must add refugee assistance to particular city agencies' responsibilities. We cannot simply wait for LGBT asylum seekers to wander into a community center and then scramble to find homestays, food and legal assistance. But community-based groups need to be involved.

Many NGOs Neglect Queer Refugees

Erwin de Leon | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Erwin de Leon

A survey conducted by ORAM and Indiana University found that while NGOs worldwide provide crucial protection for refugees, these very groups often fail to adequately protect LGBTI refugees. Many ignore the refugees' unique plight or are ill-equipped to work with queer people.

Advocacy Group Releases First-Ever Guide To Welcoming LGBTI Refugees To The U.S.

Erwin de Leon | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Erwin de Leon

The Organization for Refuge, Asylum & Migration (ORAM) has just released the first-ever guide to welcoming lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) people fleeing persecution in their home countries.

'Not Gay Enough' May Mean Deportation For Some Asylum Seekers

nytimes.com | DAN BILEFSKY | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Romulo Castro considered attending his asylum interview in Rosedale, Queens, dressed as Fidela Castro, a towering drag queen in six-inch stilettos, a ...