The country of Norway this week confirmed that LGBT+ refugees, both groups and individuals, will be given priority when transferring from one asylum country to another for permanent resettlement.
Under previous guidelines, vulnerable women and children were given priority.
‘We are now changing the guidelines for the work of transfer refugees so that [LGBT] person … should be given priority.’
Still in almost 70 countries across the globe homosexuality is considered a criminal criminal offense where you can be imprisoned, tortured, and killed for who they are and who they love.
Norway was ranked fifth for LGBT human rights by ILGA-Europe say the move is to not only to protect the LGBT community in Norway but also to recognize that refugees may need to flee persecution due to their sexual orientation.