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Tech nonprofit providing the first and only digital resource platform for LGBTQ+ asylum

Tech nonprofit providing the first and only digital resource platform for LGBTQ+ asylum

It is still illegal to be gay in 70 countries. As a result, every year, tens of thousands of LGBTQ+ people are forced to leave everything behind to seek asylum. From leaving their dangerous home country to resettlement, easily identifying and connecting with legitimate and LGBTQ-affirming lawyers and other direct service providers is often a matter of life-or-death for LGBTQ+ asylum seekers. Launched in 2016, the “AsylumConnect Catalog” is the first and only resource website and mobile app designed for LGBTQ+ asylum. LGBTQ+ asylum seekers and other LGBTQ+ people in need use the AsylumConnect Catalog as a free digital one-stop-shop referral site to meet their needs in all aspects of their lives, including where it is safe to go for help with: housing, legal, food, medical, mental health, community support, translation, education and employment, and more. Lawyers and other direct service providers also use AsylumConnect to gather verified referrals.

Learn more: asylumconnect.org
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Katie Sgarro

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Co-Founder & President @AsylumConnect , Board @UPchieve , Forbes 30 Under 30 2020.

UX Lead (Volunteer and Remote)

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