Center Global

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, temporary housing, 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.

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Recent Posts

How To Access A Free Sexual Assault Exam In DC

How To Access A Free Sexual Assault Exam In DC

If you've been sexually assaulted in the last 96 hrs, go to MedStar Washington Hospital Center (MWHC) at any time ...
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Center Global Call for Volunteer Attorneys

Call for Volunteer Attorneys for Center Global

Center Global is seeking attorneys who would be able and interested in taking on an asylum case pro bono.   Richard ...
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GLAA to Honor Center Global

Center Global to be Honored by GLAA

GLAA, one of the US' oldest LGBTQ advocacy organizations, will honor Center Global, with its Distinguished Service Award during GLAA's ...
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Upcoming Events

An Almost Ordinary Summer

An Almost Ordinary Summer

01-30-20
Directed by SIMONE GODANO On January 30th at 7pm at Landmark's E Street Cinema Washington DC Premier of An Almost ...
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Center Global Program Meeting

Center Global Program Meeting

02-01-20
Center Global will have its monthly meeting on the first Saturdays of the month! We will meet at the DC ...
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Center Global’s Asylum Seeker/Asylee/Refugee Support Meeting and Dinner

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

02-15-20
Center Global sponsors a monthly Asylum Seeker/Asylee/Refugee Support Meeting and Dinner at The DC Center (2000 14th Street NW Washington ...
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Center Global Program Meeting

Center Global Program Meeting

03-07-20
Center Global will have its monthly meeting on the first Saturdays of the month! We will meet at the DC ...
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Center Global’s Asylum Seeker/Asylee/Refugee Support Meeting and Dinner

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

03-21-20
Center Global sponsors a monthly Asylum Seeker/Asylee/Refugee Support Meeting and Dinner at The DC Center (2000 14th Street NW Washington ...
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Center Global Program Meeting

Center Global Program Meeting

04-04-20
Center Global will have its monthly meeting on the first Saturdays of the month! We will meet at the DC ...
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