This year’s historic election-day wins in Maryland, Maine, and Washington supporting gay marriage are emblematic of the dramatic strides that the U.S. has taken to recognize the social and legal rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) individuals. Parallel to this domestic progress, the US government has publicly supported the rights of sexual minorities internationally.
HIAS welcomes all refugees, including people who identify as LGBTQ. HIAS supports LGBTQ refugees and asylum seekers in critical ways to help them access their rights and rebuild their lives with dignity.
Throughout our country offices around the world, and in our affiliate network across the United States, HIAS provides comprehensive legal aid, economic inclusion, mental health, and gender-based violence prevention and support services to LGBTQ refugees and asylum seekers.
Learn more about our work to support LGBTQ refugees from the articles and videos below. Join us in celebrating Pride and welcoming all refugees into your community.