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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 LGBTQ refugees and asylum seekers. LGBTQ employees and allies at these companies will have the opportunity to utilize mentorship to help LGBTQ 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. 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 ORAM’s Sexual …

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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 people of diverse sexual orientations and gender identities. 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.