Asylum Resources

Asylum Resources

OutRight formerly known as 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:

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

The Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Asylum Program

Tel: 415-543-9444

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

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)

Email: 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