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Queer Asylum Seekers

Support, Not Stereotypes, When Interviewing LGBTI Refugees

Neil Grungras | Posted 10.13.2012 | Gay Voices
Neil Grungras

When the Canadian legal system erupted into a debate last month over how to prove someone is gay, one of the most enlightened countries in the world showed that even it is not prepared to protect the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) people who arrive at its shores.

Many NGOs Neglect Queer Refugees

Erwin de Leon | Posted 09.15.2012 | Gay 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.