Rainbow Bridges: A Community Guide to Rebuilding the Lives of LGBTI Refugees and Asylum Seekers
Posted by Adhikaar on 19 April 2012
ORAM (ORAM - Organization for Refuge, Asylum & Migration) releases its newest publication, Rainbow Bridges: A Community Guide to Rebuilding the Lives of LGBTI Refugees and Asylum Seekers. Rainbow Bridges is the first guide of its kind directed at US LGBT and accepting communities.
Although US centric, I am certain this can be adopted to the needs of other LGBT refugees.
A 48-page guide developed in a pilot project to resettle LGBT refugees in San Francisco, Rainbow Bridges offers practical step-by-step guidance on welcoming new refugees, ensuring their mental and physical well-being, and helping them find support in their new communities. It includes sample forms, a suggested code of conduct, and outlines the avenues for refugees to receive housing, employment, and federal assistance. It also contains vibrant LGBTI-themes paintings by San Francisco gay artist Marconi Calindas.
Rainbow Bridges is available online (Download report PDF).