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Learn why América Diversa Inc exists:

América Diversa was established on January 4, 2021, by two activists from the LGBTQIA+ community seeking asylum of Venezuelan origin, who had to leave their country of origin due to being victims of persecution and violence generated by state agents and organized crime.

Upon arriving in New York, the promoters of our organization were able to have direct contact with the needs and challenges of asylum seekers and immigrants who arrived in the United States, fleeing political, social, and economic systems that do not allow them to express themselves and live. with dignity according to their sexual orientation and gender identity.

The lived experiences and challenges of accessing legal services, health and housing programs, and language barriers, were the motivation to create a space to inspire, connect, and empower the Latino LGBTQIA+ immigrant community that arrives in the city. from New York.

We are an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit community organization not affiliated with or funded by any government, religious institutions, or political parties. Our actions are possible thanks to volunteer work among peers.

ABOUT US


América Diversa Inc, is a non-profit organization with 501(c)(3) status committed to the promotion of human rights, education, and empowerment of LGBTQIA+ Latino asylum seekers and immigrants, supporting them with services that promote overcoming the difficulties of the immigration process in the United States.

Mission


Provide LGBTQIA+ Latino asylum seekers and immigrants with services that promote overcoming the difficulties inherent to the immigration process in the United States.

Vision


LGBTQIA+ Latin immigrant people have achieved more dignified, autonomous, and free-living conditions from all forms of discrimination, and are incorporated into all social spaces, collaborating in the construction of a prosperous, sustainable, and more just society for all people.

Values

Solidarity: With the most vulnerable people and groups in society, making our contribution to reducing inequalities and building equity.

Resilience: To adapt and respond individually and/or collectively to the adversities that arise, projecting into the future.

Empathy: Having the ability to perceive and understand what the other person may be or feel.

Respect: For the dignity of all people, recognizing the diversity of thought, traditions, cultures, and worldviews.

Responsibility: To assume the commitments, tasks, and challenges that our work and social commitment bring.

Independence: Maintain our institutional identity, by our mission, vision, and objectives, to remain sovereign and autonomous from political parties, religious institutions, or any government.

Excellence: To act with rigor and efficiency in the use of resources, seeking the greatest possible effectiveness in each action and service we offer to our community.

Objectives and Purpose

The objectives and purposes of this corporation shall be:


Advocacy and advance LGBTQ human rights.

Defend the human rights of LGBTQ Latino people, refugees, immigrants, and asylum seekers who are victims of persecution based on their sexual orientation, gender identity, and expression, the violence generated by state agents, organized crime, and armed groups, the massive violation of their fundamental rights by undemocratic regimes, impunity and the state's inability to recognize and provide legal protection in their countries of origin.

Health and Culture.

a) Promote self-care and adopting healthier lifestyles through informative activities on various topics: Mental health, reduction of negative consequences associated with drug use, and nutrition, among others.

b) Provide HIV and sexual transmitted Diseases testing stations and sexual health promotion for the LGBTQ Latino community in cooperation with other allies and other agencies with fines to strengthen a referral network.

Educational Force.

a) Promote teaching spaces for LGBTQ Latino people by stimulating social participation, equal rights, duties, and opportunities in all social, political, and cultural areas.

b) Organize public campaigns and presentations to educate and inform families, communities, authorities, and the general population about the specific needs of LGBTQ Latino refugees, immigrants, and asylum seekers.

Support, leadership, and empowerment groups.

Organize support, leadership, and empowerment groups to strengthen social interactions, awareness of your civic rights and duties, strengthen the emotional foundation, sense of belonging, and preservation of Hispanic roots in LGBTQ people of Latino refugees, immigrants, and applicants for asylum.

International Cooperation.

a) Maintain collaborative links with the different civil society organizations and government entities, which, like us, participate and work in favor of human rights at the local, national, and international levels to publicize the legal-social reality of LGBTQ people, refugees, immigrants, and asylum seekers in the Americas.

b) Establish contacts with other LGBTQ organizations in Ibero-America to build relationships, share experiences and develop technical and financial cooperation projects that strengthen actions in favor of human rights in countries where there are  LGBTQ-phobic policies that can generate forced migration, persecution, and violation of their fundamental rights.



For more information you can contact:

Phono: (347) 858-5905

E​mail: info@americadiversa.org  

Web: www.americadiversa.org 

Instagram: @americadiversa

Twitter: @amediver


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