Why should I join with so many others in becoming a member of the LGBT Freedom and Asylum Network?
LGBT-FAN Members are a diverse collective of concerned activists, New Americans, asylum seekers and asylees, immigration advocates, faith congregations, community-based organizations, LGBTIQA leaders, and not-for-profit groups who are experts in their work, and you will get direct access to all of us. When you join LGBT-FAN, you will get immediate access to a host of free, members-only resources, including:
- Subscription to our community listserv for in-depth and live conversation, resource access, asking and answering questions, and sharing of ideas and experiences on asylum work
- Quarterly membership conference calls for direct conversation with other service providers, activists, affected communities, and more
- Being listed on and linked to our website as an official member to increase others’ access to and knowledge of your asylum work (optional)
- Participation in and voting privileges for leadership positions and the future and direction of the coalition
- New and on-going opportunities to participate with other LGBT-FAN members across the country on a diversity of sponsored programs and projects
If you are interested in becoming an official member of the Network, either as an individual or as an organization, please complete the following 2-step registration process:
1. Make a donation in any amount you consider appropriate to LGBT-FAN.
To donate to LGBT-FAN, please visit the website of our fiscal sponsor, Alliance for Global Justice, and make a donation of any amount you deem appropriate. In the “Designate my donation to this organization” drop down menu, please make sure to select “LGBT Freedom and Asylum Network” to ensure your donation is processed.
Though it is not necessary in order to become a member, if you would like to donate to the LGBT-FAN Fund, our charitable outreach arm that channels donations to providing direct services and support for LGBTIQ asylum seekers and asylees, please visit our Donation Page.
2. Fill out the LGBT-FAN Membership Form. This takes just a few minutes.
*** Please note that all memberships must be renewed annually (once per calendar year). ***