April 17, 2015, Ankara, Turkey:  

ORAM Training: US Embassy

April 20-21, 2015, Ankara, Turkey:  

ORAM Training: UNHCR (Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees)

May 8-9, 2015, Ankara, Turkey:  

ORAM Training: ASAM (Association for Solidarity with Asylum-Seekers and Migrants)

May 12-15, 2015, Ankara, Turkey:

ORAM Trainings: UNHCR (Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees)

May 19-20, 2015, Valetta, Malta: 

ORAM Participates at EASO (European Asylum Support Office) COI Guidance Event

June 1, 2015:  

ORAM Summer 2015 Fellowship Program Begins

June 2-3, 2015, Geneva, Switzerland:  

ORAM Presentation: Intergovernmental Consultations on Migration, Asylum & Refugees (IGC)

June 14-19, 2015, Salzburg, Austria: 

ORAM Participates at “Global LGBT Forum - Strengthening Communities: LGBT Rights & Social Cohesion”

June 20, 2015:

World Refugee Day 

June 29 – July 1, 2015, Geneva, Switzerland:

Annual Tripartite Consultations on Refugee Resettlement 

July 1-3, 2015, Geneva, Switzerland: 

UNHCR – NGO Consultations.  

ORAM leads discussion group on “Youth, Protection and Violence Prevention.” Special guest speaker Farah Abdi will join the panel where he will present his life story. Read more about Farah’s experience as an LGBT asylum seeker.



“The Emerging Legal Landscape for Same-Sex Couples”
Friday, 12 July 2013, 2:00-4:00pm
ORAM’s Headquarters, 39 Drumm St., 2nd Floor, San Francisco

If you would like to attend this information session, please RSVP to



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.