Which problems do lgbt+ refugees face? How can we support them?
In many places, LGBTQ people continue to be persecuted. The reasons range from extremism to just plain ignorance.
Refugees who are at risk because of their sexual orientation are eligible for resettlement to the United States or other countries. Unfortunately, only 1% of all refugees get resettled.
So you can do a couple of things: urge your member of Congress to support the US refugee resettlement program by supporting Congressional funding for the program. That funding is currently under threat. You can also support LBGTQ refugees who have been resettled by volunteering at or giving to an IRC resettlement office. For more information, go to www.rescue.org