What you can do

Support for LGBT asylum seekers

It is essential for LGBT asylum seekers to get advice from solicitors experienced in this area of law. Your solicitor should understand the issues faced by people claiming asylum on the basis of their sexual orientation and gender identity. The following groups can help you locate legal advice:

UK Lesbian and Gay Immigration Group

A charity promoting equality and dignity for lesbian, gay, bi, trans and intersex (LGBTI) people who seek asylum in the UK, or who wish to immigrate here to be with their same-sex partner.

No Going Back

A charity dedicated to helping LGBT people who may have fled their country due to persecution for their sexual orientation or gender identity. 

Other useful sources of support 

You can find LGBT friendly solicitors and other useful contacts through Stonewall's online database What's In My Area.

For further information you can fill out our enquiry form, call Stonewall's Information Service on 08000 502020, tweet to @StonewallUKInfo or email info@stonewall.org.uk