LGBT issues

CCR positions

Consult CCR resolutions on LGBT issues

Canadian resources

Rohan Sajnani for Envisioning LGBT Human Rights, Making an LGBTI Refugee Protection Claim in Canada

Sarah Hall and Rohan Sajnani Envisioning LGBT Human Rights, Mental Health Challenges for LGBT Asylum Seekers in Canada

Rohan Sajnani for Envisioning LGBT Human Rights, Lesbian and Gay Refugee Issues: A Review of Federal Court Jurisprudence

Rohan Sajnani, Envisioning LGBT Human Rights: The Impact of Canada's New Immigration Regime, June 2014

Nicole LaViolette, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and the Refugee Determination Process in Canada, Paper prepared for the Immigration and Refugee Board, 2013

Access Alliance, "You Are Among Friends" LGBTQ+ Newcomer Booklet, a collection of stories, experiences, resources and information shared by members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer (LGBTQ+) newcomer communities.

OCASI, Positive Spaces Initiative

Ministère de l'Immigration, de la Diversité et de l'Inclusion (Québec), Réalités juridiques et sociales des minorités sexuelles dans les principaux pays d'origine des personnes nouvellement arrivées au Québec 

Nick J. Mulé & Erica Gates-Gasse, Envisioning LGBT Human Rights: Exploring Asylum Issues, June 2012


Working with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender & Intersex Persons in Forced Displacement, 2011

Resettlement Assessment Tool: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex Refugees, April 2013

Guidelines on International Protection No. 9: Claims to Refugee Status based on Sexual Orientation and/or Gender Identity within the context of Article 1A(2) of the 1951 Convention and/or its 1967 Protocol relating to the Status of Refugees, 23 October 2012

Refworld page on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity 

Browse UNHCR’s Refworld - Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) resources

Other international resources

Refugee Studies Centre, Forced Migration Review No. 42 - Sexual orientation and gender identity and the protection of forced migrants, April 2013

The Yogyakarta Principles: a set of international principles relating to sexual orientation and gender identity, affirming binding international legal standards with which all States must comply. 2007

ORAM: Organization for Refugee Asylum and Migration

ILGA: the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association, is the world federation of national and local organisations dedicated to achieving equal rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex (LGBTI) people.