Topics :: GLBT refugees

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Gay Ugandan Refugee Seeks Funds to Help His Compatriots

By Matthew S. Bajko | May 21
Now that he is restarting his life in the Bay Area, Ronnie Kayigoma is trying to assist other gay Ugandans who have fled anti-gay discrimination in their home country.

LGBT SF Synagogue Welcomes Refugees

By Matthew S. Bajko | Feb 19
For many members offering welcome to refugees is inspired by their own familial histories.

LGBT Refugees Find Housing A Hurdle in SF

By Matthew S. Bajko | Aug 1
San Francisco's high housing costs are particularly problematic for LGBT refugees resettled to the Bay Area. Most come with little money, few or no local connections, and uncertain job prospects.

Lesbian Couple Flees Russia for Asylum in Argentina

By Winnie McCroy | Jul 18
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 | Apr 17
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 | Jun 22
’’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

Aug 10
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 | May 16
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 | Oct 28
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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