June 20 is UN World Refugee Day!
The United Nations designates June 20, 2013 as World Refugee Day. The annual Global Trends report just released by the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) shows that global forced displacement is at an 18 year high!
Included in these statistics are refugees that flee their country of origin ( or even their new country of residence when they have taken asylum due war or natural disaster ) because of persecution for their sexual orientation and gender identity.
To learn more about sexual and gender identity minority refugees please visit www.riww.org, and check out the LGBTI Asylum section.