We provide the first ever resource website and app designed for LGBTQ asylum. We call it the AsylumConnect catalog.
Our catalog can connect you with LGBTQ- and immigrant-friendly services near you.
We want you to know where it is safe to go for help with food, housing, medical and mental health, filing your LGBTQ asylum application, avoiding deportation, meeting new people, and other basic needs.
Where can I search for safe services?
The AsylumConnect catalog can currently connect you with verified LGBTQ- and immigrant-friendly services in the United States, Canada and Mexico.
Right now, our United States catalog can help you connect with LGBTQ- and immigrant-friendly services in the following states:
District of Columbia (D.C.)
New Jersey (NJ)
New Mexico (NM)
New York (NY)
North Carolina (NC)
Rhode Island (RI)
West Virginia (WV)
*Note: Our catalog also includes national organizations (organizations who can help LGBTQ asylum seekers located anywhere in the country).
Our team is adding new LGBTQ- and immigrant-friendly resources and locations to our catalog. Please search our catalog for the most up-to-date information.
How do I seek LGBTQ asylum?
Our U.S. legal guides include information on: your legal rights as an asylum seeker, the documents you will need to file your LGBTQ asylum application, how to prepare for your credible fear screening or interview, and updates on how changes to federal U.S. immigration policy affect LGBTQ asylum seekers. We also have Canada legal guides, which include information how to file a LGBTQ refugee protection claim in Canada. Read all of our translated legal guides here to learn more about how to apply for LGBTQ asylum in the United States.