What is RFSL Newcomers?
Newcomers is a network within RFSL for asylum seekers, undocumented and newly arrived LGBTQ persons in Sweden. Our members come from all part of the world and have often fled persecution in their native countries due to sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.
Newcomers is a support group and a social meeting place. Our goal is to strengthen our members’ identities and voices by creating a meeting place where they can share their experiences, establish new contacts and meet friends.
At our regular activities, we inform about Swedish society, often with an LGBTQ perspective. We arrange Swedish classes, swimming lessons, study visits, and support groups. Together we participate in various festivals and events.
Newcomers offers legal advice on asylum cases and preparation for asylum investigation and support with contacts with government agencies.
Newcomers works for equality and strengthened rights for asylum seekers and newly arrived LGBTQ persons. We strive to spread knowledge about the problems facing LGBTQ asylum seekers in society, eg in the form of racism, homophobia, transphobia, insecurity, legal and social vulnerability.
Who is a member of Newcomers Stockholm?
To participate in our activities you have to be a member of RFSL Stockholm.
You can become a member of Newcomers if you are an LGBTQ person and is an asylum seeker, undocumented of received your residential permit no longer than two years ago. You can become a member of Newcomers Stockholm if you are a member of RFSL Stockholm and belong to the target group of Newcomers.
To become a member of the group you first have to attend an introductory meeting. At the introductory meeting, you get to describe why you want to become a member of RFSL Stockholm Newcomers. You will also be informed about what activities and services we offer.
You can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.