Asylum Resources

IGLHRC closed its longstanding asylum documentation program in mid-2007. Country-specific documentation and thematic packets produced as part of that program are now available at: www.asylumlaw.org (select “sexual orientation/sexual minorities & HIV status”). For individual assistance with asylum-related questions, please contact one of the organizations listed below.

United States of America

In San Francisco:

Dusty Araujo, Asylum Documentation
National Asylum Partnership on Sexual Orientation
Heartland Alliance
PO Box 558, San Francisco, CA 94104
Tel: (415) 398-2759
Fax: (415) 398-4635
daraujo@heartlandalliance.org
www.immigrantjustice.org
Kevin Lo, Director of Advocacy and Legal Services
ORAM - Organization for Refuge, Asylum & Migration
39 Drumm Street, 4th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94111, USA
Tel: +1 415 399 1701
Fax: + 1 415 373 9191
ORAM
Skype: kevinchunhoilo
Noemi Calonje, Project Director
National Center for Lesbian Rights NCLR / Asylum Project
Tel: 415-392-6257
calonje@nclrights.org
http://www.nclrights.org/site/PageServer?pagename=issue_immigration
The Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights
Asylum Program
Tel: 415-543-9444
www.lccr.com/immigration_direct_services_asylum.shtml

In New York:

Victoria Neilson, Legal Director
Immigration Equality
Tel: 212-714-2904 x 25
legal@immigrationequality.org
www.immigrationequality.org

In Chicago:

Jonathan Eoloff, Staff Attorney
National Asylum Partnership on Sexual Orientation
Midwest Immigrant & Human Rights Center,
Tel: 312-660-1364
jeoloff@heartlandalliance.org
www.immigrantjustice.org

or

Demark Schulze
National Immigrants Justice Center

Tel: 312-660-1326

Canada

Lesbian and Gay Immigration Task Force
LEGIT-Vancouver (languages spoken: English, Spanish)
Email: vancouver@legit.ca
For additional Provinces please see:
www.legit.ca/contact.html

United Kingdom

Jill Power
The Lesbian and Gay Asylum Team
Tel: +44 20 7654 0686
lesbianandgayasylumteam@googlemail.com
UK Lesbian & Gay Immigration Group
(Formerly: Stonewall Immigration Group)
Office +44 20 7922 7812
Information/Advice +44 20 7922 7811
Asylum Program manager: sebastian@uklgig.org.uk
info@stonewall.org.uk
www.uklgig.org.uk

Australia

Gay and Lesbian Immigration Task Force
Tel: +61 (02) 9380-5950
glitf@dot.net.au
www.glitf.org.au