IRQR assists asylum seeking LGBT Iranians with finding refuge and provide them with the opportunity for a new chance at life. We do this by providing education, guidance and support to individuals in making asylum claims outside of Iran and assist them throughout the resettlement process.
Under Islamic Republic of Iran law, LGBT face systemic persecution and are deemed to be criminals just for being who they are. As a result they face prosecution and punishment ranging from flogging to the death penalty. Many undergo forced sex changes to avoid the death penalty.
As a result, many LGBT Iranian flee to save their lives, leaving their family, friends, love ones and everything else behind.
IRQR provides guidance and assistance at three different stages of the resettlement process:
As IRQR responds to the growing number of individuals seeking asylum from fear and persecution, so too must our resources available to help them. IRQR relies on the support of donors, predominately from the LGBT community to carry out our work. You can make a contribution to help save an LGBT refugee’s life here.