From queer to queer’: How locals are supporting LGBTQ asylum seekers in Denmark

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12/22/2020

LGBT Asylum is an NGO whose aim is to offer support and counselling for LGBT+ asylum applicants in Denmark. It was formed in 2012, when the country allowed LGBT+ people to ask for asylum under the UN Refugee Convention, which states that asylum may be granted to a person who has a well-founded fear of being persecuted for reasons of race, religion, nationality, political opinion, or membership of a particular social group. From that year, this last “group” may be made up of LGBT+ people. This means that they are now granted for international rights of refugees and Denmark has the legal obligation to protect them – as long as their case is accepted. Since then LGBT Asylum has offered support through the application process to over 400 people from Uganda, Zambia, Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, Indonesia, Colombia, Russia, and many other countries where people face persecution for their sexual orientation or identity.

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