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LGBTQIA+ Refugees

(pronounced – ref-yoo-jee | ˌrɛfju(ː)ˈʤiː)
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The term refugee refers to a person who has been displaced from their home due to war, famine, persecution or hostile political regimes. Unlike economic migrants that leave their homes and countries to seek a better life, refugees are forced to leave, for staying would likely result in imprisonment or loss of life. The definition of a refugee and status were defined at the 1951 Refugee Convention and within the 1967 Protocol. Article 14 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
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  ABOUT REFUGEES

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"The world will not be destroyed by those who do evil, but by those who watch them without doing anything."

ALBERT EINSTEIN
The term refugee refers to a person who has been displaced from their home due to war, famine, persecution or hostile political regimes. Unlike economic migrants that leave their homes and countries to seek a better life, refugees are forced to leave, for staying would likely result in imprisonment or loss of life. The definition of a refugee and status were defined at the 1951 Refugee Convention and within the 1967 Protocol. Article 14 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights states that “Everyone has the right to seek and enjoy asylum from persecution in other countries.” To seek asylum relates to requesting citizenship from another country on the grounds of being displaced or holding refugee status. To be granted asylum is where citizenship within the requested country has been given.

From an LGBTQIA+ perspective, currently, 71 countries still have laws in place which criminalise same-sex relationships, and 13 countries impose the death penalty if prosecuted. LGBTQIA+ individuals at risk of imprisonment or death can request asylum due to sexual or gender persecution. In 2021, it was estimated that there would be over 79.5 million refugees worldwide.

SUMMARY
  • Forced to leave their homes or countries
  • Remaining or returning to their homes would likely result in imprisonment or loss of life
  • Asylum is the process whereby a refugee obtains citizenship from another safer or less hostile country

  STATISTICS

  • According to the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), over 79.5 million people around the world have been forced to flee their homes, with about 33% under the age of 18
  • The number of LGBTQIA+ individuals claiming asylum is not officially recorded or published; however, according to the UNHCR, they have seen an increase in cases relating to fear of persecution due to gender identity or sexual orientation
  • The number of LGBTQIA+ refugees and those emigrating to escape persecution has increased, with many coming from countries such as Iran, Iraq, Jamaica, Pakistan, Brazil and Saudi Arabia
  • Canada, Britain, the United States and countries within the European Union are all popular destinations for LGBT refugees escaping persecution
  • Any members of the LGBTQIA+ community can claim asylum as “members of a particular social group” where they fear persecution or harm should they return to the country in which they reside

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EXCEPTIONAL AND DIVERSE LGBTQIA+ COMMUNITY

Learn more about the exceptional and diverse global LGBTQIA+ community. Discover interesting facts, join in the fun with interactive games, learn more about the exceptional pioneers and advocates and take pride in all of the sexualities, gender identities and special groups. Discover all things LGBTQIA+ with Gayther today

  AWARENESS

  Awareness Periods

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  Symbols & Flags

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  Colours

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LGBTQIA+ COUNTRY & REGION GUIDES

Learn more about this or other countries around the world. With over 234 country and 435 regional guides, Gayther guides provides you with all the information you need when planning your trip. From LGBTQIA+ equality to essential travel information, discover Gayther guides today

  SOCIAL MEDIA & APPS

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  TOP FIVE HASHTAGS

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#lgbtrefugees
2
#lgbtrefugee
3
#lgbtrefugeeswelcome
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#lgbtasylum
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#lgbtasylumsupport

  Smartphone Apps

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RefAid - Refugee Aid App
RefAid – Refugee Aid App
English | Android | IOS
Refugee Buddy
Refugee Buddy
English | Android | IOS
Pride Counseling - LGBTQ Specialized Therapists
Pride Counseling – LGBTQ Specialized Therapists
English | Android | IOS
Bumble Bees - LGBTQ Club for Lesbians, Trans, Gays
Bumble Bees – LGBTQ Club for Lesbians, Trans, Gays
English | Android
Outfest Now
Outfest Now
English | Android | IOS

 Social Media Resources

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DISCOVER HOW WELL THE COMMUNITY ARE TREATED..

From marriages and unions to the decriminalisation of same-sex relationships, discover how well each country treats members of the LGBTQIA+ community. Updated each year, you can learn of the positive and negative developments for every country worldwide. Learn more about LGBTQIA+ Worldwide equality today

  Gayther Resources

  COMMUNITY INSPIRED ARTICLES

GAYTHER AFFINITY

Gayther Affinity is a private platform for the LGBTQIA+ community and their friends. A space that gives you the freedom to be yourself, helping you communicate with and connect to people similar to yourself from around the world and from all age groups and backgrounds. Get involved with groups discussions, ask questions or quickly search for inclusive business, services, and events near you. Gayther Affinity is committed to safeguarding its users. Through a closed network where user registration is required and enforcing block/report policies and functions to stop online abuse. Signup for your free Affinity account today.

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DISCOVER WHICH COUNTRIES LEGALLY RECOGNISE GENDER IDENTITIES...

Gender and body dysmorphia affects many people each year. Many will feel trapped in the wrong body and look to transform their outer appearance to reflect their inner self. For those going through their transition, it is often a challenge and lengthy process. Discover how each country around the world legally acknowledges and treats gender identities

  PUBLIC FIGURES

  REFUGEE RELATED PEOPLE

Lebanon
Mika |  Lebanese-British Singer-Songwriter
United Kingdom (UK)
Freddie Mercury |  British Rock Musician
All of the people featured within the list are based on those who have shown support in the past or have publicly identified with a specific sexuality, gender identity, or cause. These individuals are featured because they are positive role models for the community and help others come to terms and identify with how they are thinking and feeling. How we identify is personal to us and being featured on this list is by no means meant to out or cause offence. Instead, highlighting exceptional individuals directly linked to the community
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EXCEPTIONAL PEOPLE MAKING HISTORY

Over the past 50 years, the LGBTQIA+ global community has seen many positive developments, where the rights and protection for community members have greatly improved. The improvements and changes are a direct result of the exceptional individuals who stood up, often at great personal risk, to fight for and promote community rights. Discover more about some of these exceptional individuals today

  INFORMATION

  TERMS

(literal translations for popular languages)

English
refugee
Spanish
refugiado
French
réfugié
German
flüchtling
Mandarin
难民 [nànmín]
Arabic
لاجئ [laji]
Hebrew
פָּלִיט
Hindi
शरणार्थी
Dutch
vluchteling
Portuguese
refugiado
Russian
беженец [bezhenets]
Japanese
難民
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  Support & Help

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