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Gay Asylum Seekers

Cities Of Refuge

Richard J. Rosendall | Posted 02.06.2013 | Gay 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.

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.

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

Erwin de Leon | Posted 06.23.2012 | Gay 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 ...

Czechs Slammed For Bizarre 'Porn Arousal' Test For Gay Refugees

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The Czech government came under heavy criticism from one of the European Union's leading human rights agencies for continuing to implement a bizarre m...