We provide direct support to people at every stage of the international protection process from a diverse range of backgrounds, each person presenting with complex issues and particular needs. Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) people seeking international protection face a significant gap in protection and fulfillment of their basic needs, both throughout the international protection decision making process and in the context of reception conditions, including:
We work to support LGBT people seeking asylum to overcome and address these specific challenges through both individual case work and our policy and advocacy activities such as our Identity Peer Support Group. We continue to advocate for improved conditions for LGBT people seeking asylum in Ireland and for their full inclusion within Irish society.
We made a submission to highlight some areas of concern that should be incorporated into the National LGBTI+ Inclusion Strategy if the strategy is to be genuinely inclusive of all members of the LGBTI+ community in Ireland, read more below.
For more information on our policy and advocacy work with LGBT persons seeking protection in Ireland, please get in touch with our Information and Referral Services Coordinator, Claire Tadla
Elaborating on the challenges facing LGBT people seeking protection in Ireland