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LGBTQI asylum-seekers are refused on unlawful grounds

A new judicial investigation from RFSL shows that LGBTQI asylum-seekers are refused on unlawful grounds. Asylum seekers are expected to conceal their LGBTQI identity, trans people’s asylum claims are missed and legal uncertainty is wide-spread in LGBTQI asylum cases.


RFSL can offer support or counselling to LGBTQI people in asylum related issues.


Here we have gathered facts and some of the most commonly asked questions about the asylum process.

For Members

Are you an LGBTQ person who are seeking asylum, are newly arrived in Sweden or have had your asylum application refused? Welcome!

The Asylum Podcast

In the Asylum Podcast we listen to the stories of LGBTQI people who have come to Sweden to seek asylum.

Newcomers Contacts

Newcomers is a nationwide network with groups at several RFSL branches across Sweden, from Luleå to Malmö!

Other organisations

Here we have gathered useful links to organisations, networks and websites working with LGBTQI- and/or refugee issues.