UNHCR works to try to protect all LGBTIQ+ refugees, asylum-seekers, internally displaced and stateless people and works with partners to provide inclusive services, protect their rights and identify safe options.

Triangle Project

Based in Cape Town, Triangle Project is a non-profit human rights organisation offering professional services to ensure the full realisation of constitutional and human rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersex (LGBTQI+) persons, their partners and families.

Our three core services centre around Health and Support, Community Engagement and Empowerment, and Research and Advocacy.

They offer a wide range of services to LGBTQI+ communities. These include sexual health clinical care, counselling, support groups, a helpline, public education and training services, community outreach, court support to survivors of hate crimes and a needle and syringe programme.

Address: 2nd Floor, Leadership House, 40 Shortmarket Street (corner with Burg St), Greenmarket Square – Cape Town 8001

General inquiry:

To book a counselling appointment:

The Fruit Basket

Based in Johannesburg, Fruit Basket advocates for the rights and freedoms as well as the safety and security of LGBTIQ+ migrants, asylum seekers and refugees living in South Africa. The organisation aims at promoting equality and opportunities in a safe and secure environment for LGBTIQ+ persons and groups. Since the COVID-19 pandemic started, through online appeals and crowdfunding campaigns, the organisation has responded to some of this community’s most urgent needs (food, rent, medications and health emergencies). In addition to the urgent needs support, the organisation has incorporated a holistic approach ensuring support and a sense of community for LGBTQI+ migrants, asylum seekers and refugees across South Africa during the pandemic and the ensuing isolation that many have experienced, particularly those in marginalised and more vulnerable groups.

Tel: +27 (0) 64 215 7577 ; +27 (0) 83 791 3351

Pride Shelter Trust

The Pride Shelter Trust is a non-profit organisation based in Cape Town, aimed at assisting members of the LGBTQI+ community in South Africa during crisis periods in their lives.

The Pride Shelter Trust is Africa’s first formal haven that provides short-term accommodation to the LGBTQI+ minority groups during crisis periods. The objectives of The Pride Shelter are to promote human dignity, self-respect and a sense of personal empowerment among members of the LGBTQI+ community. Throughout the years, staff, counsellors and volunteers have aided South African citizens, as well as legally confirmed refugees and/or asylum seekers in our short-term residential facility.

Programmes at our shelter include the provision and facilitation of relevant self- and psychosocial support programmes to drive change on the African continent. As of 2021, the Pride Shelter Trust remains an active anchor for the LGBTQI+ community across provinces and is a dependable source of support to facilitate the recovery, support and integration of LGBTQI+ individuals into their respective society.

To contact the Pride Shelter Trust, please call +27 (0)21 423 2871 or email the director, Nicole Alexander at [email protected] or [email protected].

You can also visit Pride Shelter Facebook page.

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