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For #HumanRightsDay, spread the word: #LGBTIrefugees deserve our protection. Safe haven for everyone! via ORAMrefugee

The ad campaign launched today comprises three portraits of refugees, featuring the most popular Google search terms related to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or intersex refugees. The results powerfully highlight the persistent exclusion and challenges LGBTI refugees encounter every day on their flight to safety.

ORAM founder and Executive Director Neil Grungras says, “In the fight for civil and human rights, and during the HIV/AIDS crisis, LGBTI people and their allies stepped forward to speak up and help out. When our Russian, Ugandan, Honduran sisters and brothers run for their lives, we must step forward again to make sure they find safe haven. We hope people will be inspired to support ORAM’s work to advocate for LGBTI refugees around the world.”

Help us spread the word, join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter using the hashtag #LGBTIrefugees, and support ORAM's work.

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We conduct and publish original and groundbreaking research on the plight of  LGBTI refugees and the organizations that serve them, helping to lay the groundwork for system-wide changes.


We advocate for widespread policy changes—within agencies, organizations, and governing bodies—to benefit the greatest possible number of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) refugees and asylum seekers.


We educate and train nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), governments, and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) about the unique needs of the misunderstood and severely marginalized LGBTI population.