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InReach Celebrates World Refugee Day 2023

June 20, 2023

InReach Celebrates World Refugee Day

Celebrate LGBTQ+ Asylum Seekers and Refugees 

As Pride Month intersects with World Refugee Day, we celebrate the strength and courage of LGBTQ+ refugees and asylum seekers.

We are proud to use free technology to increase access to safe, verified resources for LGBTQ+ people fleeing persecution like Sara. 🏳️‍⚧️🌈📱

Anti-Trans Bills Are Creating a New Kind of ‘Political Refugee’ in the U.S.

Originally started as ‘AsylumConnect,’ our organization’s history is in using free technology to connect LGBTQ+ asylum seekers to verified, safe resources during resettlement in the United States. The current surge in U.S. anti-trans legislation is creating a new kind of political refugee within our own country: transgender people/families in the U.S. are having to create escape plans and flee hostile states to start a new life in a safer state. In both scenarios, access to verified, affirming resources is vital.

This World Refugee Day, we reaffirm our mission to ensure all LGBTQ+ people fleeing persecution–both domestic and international–have free, on-demand access to the safe resources they need to thrive.

Read Trans Masc Immigrant Stories 

This World Refugee Day, check out the new #TransMascFutures campaign organized by InReach x GLAAD, and supported by partners serving LGBTQ+ immigrants every day like Immigration Equality, Oasis Legal Services, and more.

The campaign website features trans masc immigrant stories (and is also accepting new story submissions!).

New Podcast: Serving LGBTQ+ Newcomers 

The latest episode of IRC’s Switchboard Podcast features InReach Resource Coordinator staff discussing ways to support LGBTQ+ newcomers, expand the landscape of services for the community, and share tips on how service providers can become more inclusive in their day-to-day work.


Take Action Now! 

This World Refugee Day, you can take action to support LGBTQ+ people facing persecution:

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