Links

Applying for asylum is a complicated proces. Therefore it is important that you seek support as early as possible, including support from people who know about LGBT asylum cases. You can get various types of support from, among others:

  • LGBT Denmarkwww.lgbt.dk: The Danish national LGBT organisation also provides counselling for LGBT asylum applicants. LGBT Asylum collaborates with the counsellor of the organisation. See also: http://panbloggen.wordpress.com/category/2-omrade/menneskerettigheder/asyl/
  • T-Refugee Projecthttp://tlounge.dk/trefugee/: T-Refugee Project is a support group for transgender refugees.
  • Danish Refugee Councilwww.drc.dk: The Asylum Counselling at the Danish Refugee Council offers assistance for all asylum seekers in Denmark. The Council will answer questions about the asylum procedure, the Danish Aliens Act, the rules on deportation and the regulations in the Dublin regulation. Danish Refugee Council is a private, humanitarian organisation.
  • Amnesty International Denmark www.amnesty.dk
  • Asylretwww.asylret.dk: Asylret is a group who works with legal counselling for rejected asylum seekers, legal counselling on humanitarian asylum, legal counselling on family reunification, support and care to asylum seekers, and lectures concerning refugee politics.
  • The Trampoline Housewww.trampolinehouse.dk: A user-driven culture house for refugees and other residents of Denmark working together for a just and humane refugee and asylum policy – various facilities and activities.
  • Refugees Welcome / The Committee for Underground Refugeeswww.refugeeswelcome.dk: Is a small, legal humanitarian organisation assisting asylum seekers during the asylum process and supporting refugees who has been turned down in the asylum system. They have flyers in multiple languages with advice and information for download from their website.
  • RFSL—The Swedish Federation for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Rightshttp://www.rfsl.se/?p=3298: Is the biggest organisation in Sweden that works with and for the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people (LGBT).
  • ORAM – Organization for Refuge, Asylum and Migration has made a guide with basic information if you are considering leaving your country to escape persecution. The guide is intended to help you make an informed decision about whether, where and how to proceed: http://www.oraminternational.org/en/programs/371-fleeing-persecution-q-and-a

Activities in the LGBT community in Denmark are mainly centred in Copenhagen. For information about LGBT venues and organisations, see:  www.copenhagen-gay-life.dk. Sabaah (www.sabaah.dk) is a group of LGBT people with other ethnic backgrounds than Danish.