Immigration and Asylum
The Clinic has prepared asylum applications for individuals who have fled persecution because of their sexual orientation, gender identity, and/or HIV status. Clients have included a lesbian from Turkmenistan, gay men from Brazil, Cote d’Ivoire, Jamaica, and Uzbekistan, and a transgender woman from Mexico.
For information regarding any of these cases, please contact Professor Suzanne Goldberg. For more general information regarding asylum based on sexual orientation, gender identity, and HIV, please contact Immigration Equality at http://immigrationequality.org/.
The Clinic also works on numerous other immigration-related projects with Immigration Equality, a U.S.-based organization that works to advance equal immigration rights for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and HIV-positive community.
Sexuality and Gender Law Clinic Secures Asylum for Gay Man From Uzbekistan, June 18, 2010
Sexuality and Gender Law Clinic Secures Asylum for Gay Man From Brazil, Feb. 8, 2010
Sexuality and Gender Law Clinic Secures Asylum for Transgender Mexican Woman, June 25, 2009
Sexuality and Gender Law Clinic Secures Asylum Grant for Gay, HIV-Positive Ivoirian, Dec. 18, 2008
Sexuality and Gender Law Clinic Secures Asylum for Gay Jamaican, Nov. 8, 2007
Turkmen Lesbian Granted Asylum, May 1, 2007