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Lgbt Asylum

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.

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.

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 ...