Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and other gender non-conforming refugees and asylum seekers face unique and difficult challenges.
The LGBT+ Shelter is a safe space, home and wellness center here in Istanbul which helps them face those challenges. In partnership with local activists and refugees, we request your support to improve the lives of LGBT+ refugees and asylum seekers living in Istanbul.
Help Support AMAN LGBT Shelter
The shelter’s goals are to offer a safe space and temporary housing for LGBT+ refugees along with psychological support, medical care, food, language courses, life planning, and job training. When cases come to us, we will interview them and create a plan based on their needs. They can stay in the shelter for up to 3 months, while we raise money and provide needed food, housing, care and training. After their stay with us in the shelter, we work to create sustainable long term plan for housing and employment. The shelter can house 20 occupants.
We are grateful to have this opportunity to support LGBT folks in need and to welcome them to a place where they can feel at home and be themselves after fleeing war and persecution. We invite you to join us and stand in solidarity with them.
- Where LGBTQ War Refugees Finally Feel Safe - Seventeen-year-old Haron sits on a bench in Gezi Park, unsure of what to do next. Night is falling as rain clouds begin to roll over Istanbul. Read the full text at: http://narrative.ly/where-lgbtq-war-refugees-finally-feel-safe/