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About ORAM - Organization for Refuge, Asylum & Migration

ORAM is an international non-profit organization devoted to capacity-building and advocacy on behalf of the world’s most vulnerable refugees, including those fleeing persecution based on their sexual orientation or gender identity.

ORAM delivers highly innovative research, tools, trainings and empirically based assessment programs to refugee professionals and institutions around the world. ORAM’s programs and activities are designed to uphold the integrity of the international refugee system, in turn giving exceptionally vulnerable refugees the protection they need and deserve.


Subhi Nahas Speech. Download in English, Arabic, French.

Subhi Nahas Personal Essay

Making History: Telling My Story to the U.N. Security Council

Q&A in Arabic:

Press Release:

08/24/2015: Syrian Refugee and ORAM Representative Briefs U.N. Security Council at First-Ever Meeting on LGBT Rights


08/27/2015: U.N. Security Council hears persecuted LGBTs' stories

08/25/2015: ISIS Wanted to Kill Me for Being Gay

08/25/2015: Historic day for LGBT rights, says UN ambassador - video

08/25/2015: UN Security Council Tackles ISIS Violence in First-Ever LGBT Rights Meeting

08/25/2015: Gay Men Face Horrors At The Hands Of The Islamic State, But Few Can Resettle in the US

08/25/2015: Gay Refugees Addresses U.N. Security Council in Historic Meeting on LGBT Rights

08/25/2015: ISIS targets gay people using Facebook and phone contacts, Iraqi refugee tells UN

08/25/2015: U.S. Convenes First UN Security Council Meeting on Gay Rights

08/25/2015: UN council hears from gays who fled ISIL terror

08/25/2015: U.N. Security Council holds first LGBT rights meeting

08/24/2015: Islamic State focus of U.N. Security Council’s first LGBT meeting

08/24/2015: Two Gay Men Who Fled ISIS Just Made U.N. History

08/24/2015: Gay Men tell U.N. Security Council of being ISIS targets

08/24/2015: UN council holds meeting on LGBT rights under ISIS

08/24/2015: UN council holds first-ever meeting on LGBT rights

08/24/2015: Gay Men Tell UN Security Council of Being IS Targets

08/24/2015: UN council holds first-ever meeting on LGBT rights

08/24/2015: Islamic State group claims it killed 30 people for sodomy, gay rights organization tells UN

08/24/2015: Gay Men Testify to UN Security Council About Horrors of ISIS Regime

08/24/2015: ISIS LGBT Persecution: At UN Security Council Meeting, Gay Islamic State Victims In Syria And Iraq Discussed

08/24/2015: UN council hears from gays who fled IS terror

08/23/2015: Gay and Marked for Death

08/13/2015: ORAM reopens San Francisco office

08/06/2015: Openly Gay Syrian Refugee Living In Oakland To Make Historic Appearance at UN


Help Subhi and ORAM continue to create a pathway out and resettle in host countries for LGBT and other refugees, donate or find out how to volunteer. Stay up to date with ORAM, sign up here

You can read more about ORAM’s work by visiting the organization’s website, and social media via Facebook and Twitter.


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Country of Origin Report
The legal and social conditions of sexual and gender minorities in Uganda.
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Opening Doors
The first global survey of NGO attitudes towards LGBTI refugees and asylum seekers.
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Blind Alleys
The unseen struggles of LGBTI urban refugees in Mexico, Uganda and South Africa.
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We conduct and publish original and groundbreaking research on the plight of  LGBTI refugees and the organizations that serve them, helping to lay the groundwork for system-wide changes.


We advocate for widespread policy changes—within agencies, organizations, and governing bodies—to benefit the greatest possible number of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) refugees and asylum seekers.


We educate and train nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), governments, and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) about the unique needs of the misunderstood and severely marginalized LGBTI population.