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RFSL Newcomers is a network for and with asylum seekers, undocumented immigrants and newly arrived LGBTQ people in Sweden. Our members come from all parts of the world and have often fled persecution in their native country because of sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. Above is a movie where RFSL’s asylum lawyers, among others, give some advice on what to think about when you want to seek asylum as an LGBTIQ person.

For Members

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

Get Involved

Newcomers is a non-profit organisation and there are many ways for you to get involved.


Many who come in contact with Newcomers need help with everything from legal counselling to getting their basic needs satisfied.


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


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

Other organisations

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

I Am Free Campaign

RFSL provides support to LGBTQ asylum-seeking people through the Newcomers network, but needs are ever-increasing and we are dependent on donations from our friends.



Newcomers Contacts

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