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Center Global serves the needs of LGBT individuals in the Washington, DC area as they move through the asylum-seeking process. Our program participants are from Africa, Latin America, the Caribbean, the MENA region, Eastern Europe, Russia, and Southeast Asia—representing more than 50 countries. Center Global serves these individuals by: 1) fundraising to help support LGBT asylum seekers, as federal funding is not available to them, 2) creating a welcoming environment and providing community for LGBT asylum seekers, as they may not be welcomed by their own diasporas, and 3) raising awareness about the human rights situation and persecution of LGBT people in other countries.

At any one time, we have about 30 program participants in different stages of the asylum process. We offer legal assessments and referrals, limited financial assistance, and most importantly, a peer community where they find safety, freedom, and emotional support. Center Global works in partnership with local social-service agencies to ensure that participants receive caring and dignified support.

For general inquires, please contact centerglobal@thedccenter.org

Geoffrey Louden, Chair (geoffreyl@thedccenter.org)

Robel Hailu, Vice-Chair

Jenya Antamanova, Secretary

Don Driver, Treasurer

Eric Scharf, Director of Outreach & Advocacy (eric@thedccenter.org)

Richard Kelley, Legal Program Director (richardkelley@thedccenter.org)

Michael Airhart, Volunteer Coordinator (mairhart@thedccenter.org)

 

Recent Posts

We Are Closed In Observance Of Juneteenth

We Are Closed In Observance Of Juneteenth

The DC Center will be closed on June 19, 2020 in observance of Juneteenth and to support the #StrikeForBlackLives. #BlackLivesMatter ...
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Center Global Assists LGBT Asylum Seekers During COVID-19 By Creating Virtual Community and Through Its COVID-19 Support Fund

Center Global Assists LGBT Asylum Seekers During COVID-19 By Creating Virtual Community and Through Its COVID-19 Support Fund

The COVID-19 pandemic and the response to it have upended the lives of many, especially those who already find themselves ...
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#queertranscaravan

Center Global Asylees Face Extraordinary Pandemic Threats

Greetings, Center Global participants live in a tenuous job, housing, and healthcare context. They are largely unqualified for federal supports during COVID-19, ...
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Upcoming Events

Center Global Program Meeting - Via Zoom

Center Global Program Meeting – Via Zoom

08-08-20
Due to COVID-19 , we are all meeting remotely via Zoom. We would love for you to join us. For ...
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Center Global’s Asylum Seeker/Asylee/Refugee Support Meeting and Dinner - Cancelled

Center Global’s Asylum Seeker/Asylee/Refugee Support Meeting and Dinner – Cancelled

08-15-20
*** The meeting is cancelled *** Center Global sponsors a monthly Asylum Seeker/Asylee/Refugee Support Meeting and Dinner at The DC ...
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Center Global Program Meeting - Via Zoom

Center Global Program Meeting – Via Zoom

09-05-20
Due to COVID-19 , we are all meeting remotely via Zoom. We would love for you to join us. For ...
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Center Global Program Meeting - Via Zoom

Center Global Program Meeting – Via Zoom

10-03-20
Due to COVID-19 , we are all meeting remotely via Zoom. We would love for you to join us. For ...
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Center Global Program Meeting - Via Zoom

Center Global Program Meeting – Via Zoom

11-07-20
Due to COVID-19 , we are all meeting remotely via Zoom. We would love for you to join us. For ...
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Center Global Program Meeting - Via Zoom

Center Global Program Meeting – Via Zoom

12-05-20
Due to COVID-19 , we are all meeting remotely via Zoom. We would love for you to join us. For ...
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