Rights for Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity Refugees: Social Work with LGBTIQ Asylum Seekers

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Live webinar originally aired on May 19, 2016, 1:00pm - 2:00pm.

The videotaped presentation will be viewable online from a computer via streaming video. Once your registration and payment is received, a link will be forwarded for access to the video and instructions for taking a post-test. All online continuing education programs require completion of a post-test for receipt of credits.


As rights for people living according to their authentic sexual orientation/gender identity are increasing across the globe (e.g. universal marriage equality, employment protection), further understanding of how to work with LGBTIQ people seeking asylum in the United States is crucial for social workers. This workshop will give an overview of LGBTIQ rights around the world and then discuss how social workers can best advocate and build networks to support these cases. Specific case examples from work in the Unitarian Universalist Congregation to the United Nations will be highlighted

Learning Goals:

  • Participants will identify the key rights of LGBTIQ people around the world.
  • Participants will gain knowledge on advocacy best practices for LGBTIQ refugees and asylum seekers.
  • Participants will apply practice concepts to their work with LGBTIQ refugees and asylum seekers.


Bruce Knotts, MA
Unitarian Universalist United Nations Office Director