We have added a new resource page to our website, featuring some of our preferred prayers for asylum seekers and refugees. This is an ever expanding resource, and we welcome submissions of your favorite prayers and invocations. You can send these to us through our Contact page.
The Prayers for Asylum page is filed under the Resources tab, or click here to go there directly.
Out4Citizenship, a campaign run by the Center for American Progress, is documenting and sharing LGBT immigrants stories to highlight “the power these stories have to move comprehensive immigration reform forward.”On October 11, National Coming Out Day, Out4Citizenship posted Krypcia story online.
Integrity USA have published an excellent overview and celebration of our work here at LGBT-FAN. Written by one of our co-founders, Max Niedzwiecki, the article highlights the on-the-ground work carried out by our Worcester-based members, The LGBT Asylum Support Task Force. Max then explains why he has been motivated to set up LGBT-FAN:
Neil Grungras, Founder and executive director of one of our network members, Organization for Refuge, Asylum & Migration (ORAM), has written a great piece for The Huffington Post: “Worried About LGBTI Russians? Worry About What Happens After They Flee”
The LGBT Asylum Task Force will march in Worcester’s Gay Pride Parade on Saturday to demonstrate the plight of the international LGBT community. The aim is to highlight current hotspots of anti-gay violence such as Cameroon, Jamaica, Russia and Uganda. Several current asylum seekers will be marching with paper bags over their heads symbolizing the fear and hiding they live with daily both back home in their countries of origin, as well as while seeking asylum here in America. Others will march in solidarity for those still unable to be out and proud.Read more: Action Against International Homophobia Planned for Worcester Pride