#RebuildingWelcome Pride


Continue the work of #RebuildingWelcome by learning about the experience of and advocating with LGBTQIA+ refugees and people seeking asylum.



Obstacles on the Journey

Learn about the obstacles LGBTQIA+ refugees can face.

Mutual Aid & Affirming Care

Learn about queer migrants finding affirming care.

Reuniting Queer Families

Learn how we can honor and reunite queer families.

The Stories of Us: Pride

Hear from community members about building queer community as new Americans.

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The Stories of Us: Pride

In January, #RestoringWelcome launched to highlight the voices and needs of refugees, asylees and stateless people in the US and hold the administration accountable to build back and expand protection and welcome. This June, #RestoringWelcome’s “The Stories of Us,” a roundtable of community members, returns for Pride.

LGBTQIA+ migrants are among the most vulnerable populations as they seek refuge — often extending even to the countries they travel. Despite the US offering humanitarian protections to some LGBTQIA+ migrants, our communities are simultaneously fighting a rise in anti-trans legislation, Black trans women have remained targets of violence. And yet, community leaders, and advocates continue to show up, building welcome and care.

On June 29, 2021 1-2 pm ET, we bring together queer refugees, migrants, and service providers to reflect on the challenges and triumphs while striving to build affirming lives and supports here in the US.

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Our Partners

RCUSA is grateful to our partners, the leaders on justice for and protection of LGBTQIA+ refugees and asylum seekers in the US and around the world. We are indebted to their work and guidance.


American Friends Service Committee

Amnesty International


Black LGBTQIA+ Migrant Project

Immigration Equality


Rainbow Railroad

Refugees International

TransLatin@ Coalition