Emmanuel is a social worker. For the past two years, he has been working for the Refuge Foundation in a support and accommodation service dedicated to LGBTQIA+ exiles aged between 18 and 30.
He accompanies the people housed in the management of their problems and their projects. Its fields of intervention are varied. It works with them on their asylum application, their care pathway, the search for training or employment, access to housing, registration on the territory, etc.
There is a need to develop reception and accommodation facilities for LGBTQIA+ exiles in order to offer them inclusive, caring and safe spaces. The multiplication of these centres across France will facilitate their asylum application process and their integration.
In the vast majority of cases, LGBTQIA+ exiles live in an insecure context, on the margins of their own community. They carry with them significant traumatic episodes. Special attention must be paid to their mental health.
Asylum is a protection that we must guarantee to LGBTQIA+ people in exile. My intervention, however modest, aims to re-establish them as subjects of rights and actors in their lives.