For Members

Newcomers and Asylum AdviceRFSLPhoto: Eveline Johnsson

Are you an asylum-seeking LGBTQ person, newly arrived in Sweden, or have had your asylum application refused? Welcome to Newcomers – RFSL's network for asylum-seeking and newly arrived LGBTQ people.

RFSL Newcomers opens up a meeting space for asylum seekers who have fled persecution because of sexuality, gender identity and/or gender expression. The meeting space also includes those who have recently moved to Sweden for other reasons, as well as people who have had their asylum application refused.

In Newcomers, you can make new friends, get to know other LGBTQ people and participate in activities. You can learn Swedish, get information about jobs or assistance in finding a place to live. We help you access good healthcare and provide information about how Swedish authorities work. We can also connect you with RFSL’s asylum lawyers and arrange counselling, if needed.

Newcomers Stockholm meet every week. If you would like to attend our meetings, please email us to get further information:

For Newcomers meetings in other parts of the country, please see the Contact page.


Contact Newcomers

Telephone: +46 (0)73 509 17 27