Death of transgender asylum seeker in Guatemala highlights increased risks and protection needs for LGBTI community

6 Aug 2020

For Salvadoran LGBTI people, "At the moment, it's riskier than ever"

A transgender activist speaks with Mexican actor Alfonso Herrera about how the LGBTI community in El Salvador is dealing with the coronavirus pandemic.

26 Jun 2020

Canada's Samra Habib champions the rights of LGBTI refugees

The photographer, author and activist reflects on growing up fast as child refugee in Toronto – and why she fights for equality and 'a sense of belonging'.

17 May 2020

In their host countries, two LGBTI refugees from Venezuela start new lives

LGBTI refugees often face a long road to safety. But for a gay man and a transwoman from Venezuela, building new lives in their host countries represented a 'rebirth.'

17 May 2020

Trans woman defies danger to champion LGBTI rights in El Salvador

Bianka Rodríguez, named regional winner for the Americas for the UNHCR Nansen Refugee Award, champions the transgender community's rights.

18 Sep 2019

UN rights experts urge more protection for LGBTI refugees

Joint OHCHR/UNHCR Press Release

1 Jul 2019

IDAHOT: UNHCR launching consultations on LGBTI refugees' rights

16 May 2019

Colombian LGBTI couple flees threats to find welcome in Switzerland

Forced to flee their home at a moment's notice, Daniela and Sofia are now free to love.

2 Aug 2018

French couple welcome LGBT activist from Mali

Armand and Christophe decided to welcome a refugee after seeing the shocking image of Syrian toddler Alan Kurdi who drowned off Turkey.

11 Jun 2018