Topics :: GLBT refugees

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Lesbian Couple Flees Russia for Asylum in Argentina

By Winnie McCroy | Friday Jul 18, 2014
Afraid for their safety in a country with a growing antipathy toward gays, a Russian lesbian couple is now seeking asylum in Argentina for themselves and their teenage son.

No Refugee Status for Gay Ugandans, Says Namibia

By Winnie McCroy | Thursday Apr 17, 2014
Namibia’s Commissioner for Refugees Nkrumah Mushelenga said that gay and lesbian Ugandans will never be granted refugee status in his country.

LGBTs A Focus of World Refugee Day

By Will O’Bryan | Saturday Jun 22, 2013
’’The question I get asked most often is, ’Why do we need ORAM [the Organization for Refuge, Asylum & Migration]?’ I have a lot of answers to that. Let me tell you the real answer that I haven’t shared before.’’

LGBT Charity Delivers Humanitarian Aid to Guatemala

Wednesday Aug 10, 2011
Rainbow World Fund (RWF), the only international humanitarian aid organization that is based in the LGBT community, just returned from a ten-day humanitarian aid journey to Guatemala.

Law Students Help Gays, Other Iraqi Refugees

By John Christoffersen | Monday May 16, 2011
IRAP has grown to a dozen law schools in the United States and has even opened a branch at the University of Jordan. Nineteen law firms provide free legal help.

More immigrants cite sexual orientation for asylum

By Russell Contreras | Wednesday Oct 28, 2009
Immigrant and gay activists say more asylum seekers from the Middle East, Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean are citing sexual orientation as reasons for seeking asylum.
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