Asylum and Right of Residence for LGBTQIA+

What are my rights?

The first weeks and months in Germany could be challenging for many. But the LGBTQIA+ members of the refugee community often face additional difficulties. Here you can find out what rights and possibilities you have as an LGBTQIA+ refugee.

What do I need to know?

Am I going to be granted asylum as an LGBTQIA+ person?

Where can I seek help during my asylum procedure?

I face discrimination in my community - can I relocate despite the residence restriction ("Wohnsitzauflage")?


Do not hesitate to seek help if you face discrimination or hostility. The German law is on your side and will protect you against discrimination, hatred and violence. If you need help, contact the Anti-discrimination Agency or seek counselling from