Queer Muslim Asylum Spaces is a European Commission funded research project under the H2020 programme. Queer, trans, gay, and intersex asylum seekers belong to the least visible and most vulnerable group within Germany’s asylum system. Based on the experiences of LGBTQI+ Muslim asylum seekers in Germany, this study examines how access to asylum can be influenced by Westernized ideas about sexual orientation and gender identity as well as anti-Muslim sentiments and politics. The findings will be useful to different groups, including community organisations and policymakers. They will be used to support the development of policies and politics that are based on a better understanding of the many different experiences of Muslim LGBTQI+ asylum seekers. For this purpose, we convene and lead the Queer European Asylum Network, consisting of NGOs, academics and LGBTQI+ activists.  


Take a look at the video recordings from our  Online Symposium on COVID-19 and Queer Asylum which took place on 29. April 2020.


Stay tuned for our Stakeholder Conference "Under the European Asylum Rainbow: Intersectional Queer Challenges 2020" to take place in Frankfurt on 25. September 2020.  





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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie grant agreement No 793497