The LGBT Asylum Project is non-profit organization exclusively dedicated to providing pro-bono legal representation for LGBT immigrants who are fleeing persecution and seeking asylum in the United States.
Immigration attorneys Okan Sengun and Brooke Westling founded the San Francisco based organization, which had its official public launch in June 2016.
The Board of Directors includes experts in immigration, law, business, finance, LGBT advocacy, and most recently, LGBT immigrants who have successfully completed the asylum process.
The organization was recently honored by BALIF (Bay Area Lawyers for Individual Freedom) with the 2017 Legal Service Award. www.balif.org
Upcoming events include:
2nd Annual Friendraiser – Sunday, April 30 from 4:00-7:00 pm at Qbar, 456 Castro St., San Francisco. Celebrate our first year of success, learn more about what’s to come, and get to know our international LGBT community.
The LGBT Asylum Project will be a beneficiary of San Francisco’s premier Pride event, The Juanita MORE! Pride Party – Sunday, June 25 from noon to 10:00 pm at 620 Jones St., San Francisco. Purchase tickets or become a sponsor at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/juanita-more-pride-party-2017-tickets-31689106972?aff=es2
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