Immigration Equality is the nation’s leading LGBTQ and HIV-positive immigrant rights organization. Through direct legal services, policy advocacy, and impact litigation, we advocate for immigrants and families facing discrimination based on their sexual orientation, gender identity, or HIV status.
The biggest factor in whether someone wins asylum is whether they have high-quality legal representation. For that reason, Immigration Equality provides free legal services to LGBTQ and HIV-positive asylum seekers.
We connect individuals with pro bono attorneys, and our staff trains and works with those lawyers to help their clients.
Due to the life-threatening conditions LGBTQ and HIV-positive people face in immigration detention, we run a dedicated detention hotline. Asylum seekers can call our attorneys directly to get legal advice, resources, or obtain representation.