Asylum Resources

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: (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
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
Skype: kevinchunhoilo
Noemi Calonje, Project Director
National Center for Lesbian Rights NCLR / Asylum Project
Tel: 415-392-6257
The Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights
Asylum Program
Tel: 415-543-9444

In New York:

Victoria Neilson, Legal Director
Immigration Equality
Tel: 212-714-2904 x 25

In Chicago:

Jonathan Eoloff, Staff Attorney
National Asylum Partnership on Sexual Orientation
Midwest Immigrant & Human Rights Center,
Tel: 312-660-1364


Demark Schulze
National Immigrants Justice Center

Tel: 312-660-1326


Lesbian and Gay Immigration Task Force
LEGIT-Vancouver (languages spoken: English, Spanish)
For additional Provinces please see:

United Kingdom

Jill Power
The Lesbian and Gay Asylum Team
Tel: +44 20 7654 0686
UK Lesbian & Gay Immigration Group
(Formerly: Stonewall Immigration Group)
Office +44 20 7922 7812
Information/Advice +44 20 7922 7811
Asylum Program manager:


Gay and Lesbian Immigration Task Force
Tel: +61 (02) 9380-5950