Topic: LGBTQ Refugees

LGBTQ refugees, asylum seekers, and other forcibly displaced people face discrimination worldwide, including barriers to employment, education, safe housing, legal status, and health care. HIAS helps LGBTQ refugees access their rights and rebuild their lives in dignity.

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Nov 15, 2023

In Mexico, an All-Woman Team Supports Survivors of Violence

Nov 15, 2023

In Mexico, an All-Woman Team Supports Survivors of Violence The all-female team has played a critical role in HIAS Mexico's work in serving victims of violence in Tapachula, along Mexico's border with Guatemala.

Sep 7, 2023

In the Darién, Refugees Receive Help All Along the Way

Sep 7, 2023

HIAS staff gives personal supplies to migrant women at the HIAS support tent in Migration Reception Center of Lajas Blancas, Darien Gap | In the Darien Gap, Refugees Find Help All Along the Way | HIAS HIAS' cross-border programs ensure that displaced people — particularly GBV survivors and those from the LGBTQ community — get support throughout their journeys.

Sep 1, 2023

Helping LGBTQ People Thrive in Ecuador

Sep 1, 2023

Helping LGBTQ People Thrive in Ecuador Claudia Gomez and Isabela Ruiz participated in the Entrepreneurship School with a Gender Lens with HIAS Ecuador, and now they now have a successful business selling vegan snacks.

Aug 3, 2023

The Unique Challenges Facing LGBTQ Refugees

Aug 3, 2023

The Unique Challenges Facing LGBTQ Refugees In an interview, Heidi Lehmann discusses HIAS' nuanced approach to LGBTQ refugees and her experience hosting a gay Syrian man in her home.

Jun 27, 2023

“Now I am Free”: A Gay Ugandan Builds Community in the U.S.

Jun 27, 2023

Robert, 36, a gay former refugee from Uganda, stands in his front yard near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, during a lull in the rain on June 12, 2023. Robert was resettled by HIAS resettlement partner HIAS Pennsylvania in 2016. | In 2014, Robert fled anti-LGBTQ persecution in Uganda, eventually settling in Philadelphia with the assistance of HIAS affiliate HIAS Pennsylvania. Today, as new anti-LGBTQ legislation looms large in Uganda, he has built a new life for himself — and community for LGBTQ refugees in Philadelphia.

May 9, 2023

Historic Archive Reinforces Urgency of Serving Today’s Refugees

May 9, 2023

Flowers at the commemoration event for the 80th anniversary of the uprising of the Warsaw Ghetto during WWII. Robert Aronson, a member and immediate past chair of the HIAS board, reflects on a recent board visit to Poland and Moldova.

Jul 6, 2022

In Poland, Airbnbs Offer Refuge for War-weary Ukrainians

Jul 6, 2022

In Poland, Airbnbs Offer Refuge for War-weary Ukrainians Housing was an afterthought when Oksana Bezkorovaina arrived in Poland from bordering Ukraine with her daughter Masha and sister, Maryna. The trio had been through the wringer trying to make it out of their home in Kharkiv, where they would sleep in the basement with their shoes on — ready to flee at any moment.

Jun 30, 2022

Economic Inclusion Programs Help LGBTQ Activist Build a Business – and a New Life

Jun 30, 2022

Magdiel Galeano Gómez (right) and his husband Jeffrey (left) attend Costa Rica’s pride march on June 26, 2022 in San Jose. As a political and LGBTQ activist, Magdiel Galeano Gómez had to flee Nicaragua after multiple attempts on his life. With HIAS Costa Rica by his side, he and his husband were able to build new lives – and a thriving ecologically-friendly business.

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