Report and guidance on promoting inclusivity for LGBTI asylum seekers, refugees and migrants

A report (Word) on how to make migrant and refugee organisations more inclusive and welcoming of LGBTI asylum seekers, refugees and migrants were launched in October 2013.

The Double Jeopardy Project was run by MBARC and funded by Trust for London, in partnership with The Metro Centre and Praxis. The aims of the project were to test guidance which enabled migrant, refugee community organisations (MRCOs) and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) organisations to be more inclusive and welcoming of LGBTI, asylum seekers, refugees and migrants.

Peter Tatchell, Director of the Peter Tatchell Foundation said:

The Double Jeopardy Project and its LGBTI asylum Guide offer important, valuable practical guidance on how to include and support refugees fleeing persecution based on their sexual orientation or gender identity. These are some of the most marginalised and disadvantaged people in the LGBTI community and in British society. As this report shows, everyone has a responsibility to take proactive steps to ensure that LGBTI refugees secure their rightful place as full and equal participants in the life of our country, so they can live with dignity and security, exercise their human rights and make a contribution to the enrichment of our society.