Lunch Briefing: LGBTQ Asylum Seekers Tell Their Harrowing Stories—And What Congress Can Do To Help

Date: 10/23/19
Time: 12:00 am - 1:00 pm
Location: Russell Senate Office Building

LGBTQ people around the globe face violence, discrimination, and even death just for who they are or whom they love. They have fled to our country seeking safety and asylum, but increasingly find themselves detained by ICE or having to wait in limbo for years as their applications are held up in an overstretched and underfunded bureaucracy. While this has been going on for many years, the problems have gotten much worse under the current administration.

Center Global, a program of the DC Center for the LGBT Community, invites you to a lunchtime briefing to hear directly from LGBTQ asylum seekers about their experiences seeking asylum in the United States—both here in Washington, DC area and at the border. The asylum seekers will be joined by policy experts who will address how Congress can take steps to address the difficulties facing LGBT asylum seekers, and all asylum seekers, under the Trump-Pence administration.

A light lunch will be provided beginning at 11:45 a.m.


Co-Sponsors: Human Rights Campaign, Center for American Progress, Council for Global Equality, ACLU, Human Rights First, Immigration Equality, National Center for Transgender Equality, Transgender Law Center, DC Volunteer Lawyers Project

DATE: October 23, 2019

TIME: 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

LOCATION: Kennedy Caucus Room (SR 325), Russell Senate Office Building


This event is designed to comply with Senate Ethics Rules.