(International) At the core of our mission, we work to document and expose human rights violations against LGBTIQ people across the world. We believe that generating evidence-based human rights documentation is the most effective way to hold governments accountable for failing to meet human rights obligations and standards- before national, regional and international human rights monitoring bodies.
GLIFAA, officially recognized by the U.S. State Department, represents lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) personnel and their families in the U.S. Department of State, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Foreign Commercial Service, Foreign Agricultural Service, and other foreign affairs agencies and offices in the U.S. Government.
Due to the oppressive anti-LGBTI laws and social cultures in almost 80 countries around the world the U.S. is a frequent destination for LGBTI individuals seeking a new and safer life. We as members of the LGBTI community in the U.S. have a duty to help provide safe passage for our brothers and sisters from other parts of the globe. It is to this end that Center Global has been formed.
The LGBT Asylum Support Task Force is a group of dedicated volunteers in Central Massachusetts who provide support to clients of the LGBT Human Rights Protection Project of Lutheran Social Services who are seeking political asylum in the U.S. based on their sexual orientation.