Border Butterflies Project
Border Butterflies is a coordinated coalitional response to the crisis of LGBTQ+ asylum seekers at the U.S. southern border. We provide legal and humanitarian support, policy advocacy, leadership development and community organizing.
Border Butterflies Project (“BBP”) was piloted in 2020 as a coordinated response to the crisis for LGBTQ+ migrants at the U.S. southern border, and has become a stable, strategic, life-saving resource with unparalleled expertise about the experiences of LGBTQ+ migrants waiting in Mexico, entering the U.S., and navigating the asylum process from within the U.S. This project draws on the complementary knowledge and experience of an array of collaborating partners to provide the mix of legal and humanitarian supports and resources that LGBTQ+ migrants need while in Mexico and in the U.S. BBP also focuses on leadership development, community organizing, and changing laws and policies that impact LGBTQ+ migrants. BBP is comprised of the following organizations:
- Black LGBTQIA+ Migrant Project (BLMP)
- Transgender Law Center
- Familia: Trans Queer Liberation Movement
- Casa Arcoiris and Jardin de Mariposa
- Refugee Health Alliance/Clínica de salud y justicia