PARSA has given a $100,000 grant to the Organization for Refuge, Asylum & Migration (ORAM) to help in three key areas over the next two years:
- Legal representation in Turkey,
- direct and emergency assistance in Turkey, and
- resettlement in the San Francisco Bay Area.
"[We] recognizes the urgent humanitarian issues that Iranian LGBTI community members who seek refugee and asylum status have to deal with. Due to cultural, religious, and government sensitivities many members of this minority group travel to Turkey and have to live under very hard conditions while trying to immigrate to another part of the world. ORAM has been helping Iranian LGBTI refugees both in Turkey and in the US. They deal with many different issues, from assistance for food, housing, and emergency medical care, to legal representation and resettlement process."