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Blog Post: Resource Round-Up: Creating Safe Spaces for LGBTQ+ Clients

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: June 21, 2021
Topic(s): Case Management, Community Engagement, Cultural Awareness, Organizational Development
In recognition of Pride, Switchboard has compiled this resource round-up. It includes materials designed for organizations and case managers serving LGBTQ+ clients, including how to create welcoming environments, ensure use of inclusive language, and address the unique needs of this population.

Archived Webinar: Racial Justice in Humanitarian Work Session 2: Indigenous Nations’ Power and Law of the Conquerors

Author(s): International Rescue Committee (IRC)
Date: February 19, 2021
Topic(s): Organizational Development
The Racial Justice in Humanitarian Work series, presented by the IRC in Boise, is a large group learning experience, interspersed with small group reflection sessions applying the learnings to our day-to-day work. The sessions study systemic racism in the U.S., histories and lived experiences of people new to the U.S., how each of us fits …

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Guide: How Companies can Mentor LGBTQ Refugees

Author(s): Human Rights Campaign (HRC), ORAM, The Tent Foundation
Date: December 1, 2020
Topic(s): Employment
Subtopic(s): Career Advancement, Job Development
This guidebook is intended to provide companies with guidance on how to establish and implement professional mentorship programs for LGBTQI+ refugees and asylum seekers. LGBTQI+ employees and allies at these companies will have the opportunity to utilize mentorship to help LGBTQI+ refugees strengthen their professional skills, understand cultural workplace norms, and develop a strategy for …

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Archived Webinar: In Search of Safety: LGBTQ+ Refugee Protection and HIAS

Author(s): HIAS
Date: June 25, 2020
Topic(s): Case Management, Mental Health and Wellness, Safety
In this webinar, Heidi Lehmann, Senior Director of Gender and GBV Programs at HIAS; Blythe Raphael, Director of Refugee Services at HIAS resettlement partner Jewish Family and Community Services East Bay (Ca.); and Galo Quizanga, Director of Global Economic Inclusion at HIAS discuss the unique needs and vulnerabilities of this population, and how HIAS and its U.S. and international partners …

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Tool or Template: Sexual and Gender Minority Refugees Safe Space Checklist

Author(s): ORAM
Date: May 17, 2020
Topic(s): Case Management, Safety
This checklist can be used to ensure that your agency is open and safe for sexual and gender minority (SGM) refugees and asylum seekers (LGBTQI+ clients). It covers office practices and environment, organizational documents and professional resources, safe space cues, information and referral, and training and capacity building. This checklist is provided as part of …

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Tool or Template: Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, and Gender Expression: Essential Terminology for the Humanitarian Sector

Author(s): ORAM
Date: April 4, 2020
Topic(s): Case Management, Organizational Development
This five-language dictionary, glossary, and usage guide aims to help humanitarian professionals communicate effectively and respectfully with and about LGBTQI+ people of diverse sexual orientations, gender identities, and expressions (SOGIE). It includes definitions, transliterations, and do’s and don’ts of usage.

Tool or Template: “You are Safe Here” Printable Pins

Author(s): ORAM
Date: April 1, 2020
Topic(s): Community Engagement, Safety
These images may be printed and inserted into pins that can be worn by staff and volunteers in your office to indicate that it is a safe space for LGBTQI+ clients. They are provided as part of ORAM’s Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, and Gender Expression (SOGIE) toolkit. 

Poster: “You are Safe Here”

Author(s): ORAM
Date: April 1, 2020
Topic(s): Community Engagement, Safety
These multilingual posters may be printed and displayed in your office to indicate that it is a safe space for LGBTQI+ clients. They are provided as part of ORAM’s Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, and Gender Expression (SOGIE) toolkit.

Tool or Template: LGBT Refugee Resettlement Guidelines and Agency Self-Assessment

Author(s): Heartland Alliance
Date: October 30, 2013
Topic(s): Case Management
This tool is intended to serve two purposes: first, as a set of guidelines for resettlement agencies to use for determining which of their affiliates are best suited to accept LGBTQI+ refugees for placement; and second, as an agency self-assessment to help refugee programs identify strengths and challenges that they may face when resettling LGBTQI+ …

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Video: In Our Voices: The Journeys of LGBT Refugees and Asylees

Author(s): Heartland Alliance
Date: July 24, 2013
Topic(s): Community Engagement
This short video produced by Heartland Alliance International highlights the courageous stories of a transgender refugee from the Middle East and a lesbian asylee from Central Africa. Watch this video to learn more about why LGBTQI+ refugees flee their countries and what resettlement agencies can do to support them in their time of need.