Our services for intersex people

Rainbow Migration is an inclusive organisation and we welcome and strive to create a safe space for everyone who is claiming asylum based on their sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression or sex characteristics. All our services are free. As a service we prioritise women and people who are trans, non-binary or have intersex variations who wish to access our services.

All of our support team are LGBTQI+. We currently do not have any support staff who openly identify as having intersex variations, , however all of our support staff have been trained in intersex inclusion and identifying and acting on interphobia.

We welcome gender and sex diversity within all our services and invite you to access whichever support services you feel best reflect your gender identity, gender expression and/or sexual orientation. We are working towards making our services more inclusive for/of people with intersex variations, and we welcome feedback and suggestions

Contact us and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

Legal advice

If you are thinking of, or have already applied for asylum because you are intersex, we can advise you by phone or in person on all aspects of the asylum process, confidentially and free of charge. We give guidance on how to apply for asylum, how to prepare for your interviews with the Home Office and how to gather your evidence for your application. We can also advise you if your application has been refused by the Home Office and you are appealing in the Immigration Tribunals or trying to make a fresh application based on new evidence.

If you need our assistance, please contact us and we will get back to you as soon as we can. If you are unable to call or email us, you may wish to attend one of our monthly asylum meetings in London or drop-in sessions in Birmingham (please note these are currently on hold due to Covid-19).

Support services

We run an extensive range of support services for our service users during the asylum process, with the specific aim to ensure those seeking asylum have access to emotional support, safe housing and do not become socially isolated.

We offer one-to-one support sessions, which can include support to access intersex-inclusive healthcare, housing, legal representation and social and community support. We also run a men’s and a women’s support group. Our trans support group sessions will start running again soon. You are welcome to access whichever services you feel reflect your gender identity, expression and/or sexual orientation. If you would like support, please contact us and one of the support service team will be in touch.

If you face barriers to attending our meetings or accessing our services, please tell us so we can try to remove the barriers. For example, we could meet you in reception before our monthly asylum meeting, meet you in private meetings rooms, and in some cases we could pay for your travel to our offices. There are gender-neutral toilets and private meeting rooms on site.

Please also see our Other organisations that can help page for information on other services that may be able to help you.