How We Work
Modern Exodus is a support and relief agency for persecuted LGBTQI+ members in hostile or violent countries. We provide visas to targeted individuals that allow them to start over in safer locations where they are free to live their truth without fear of retaliation. Our "Modern Exodus Visas" are legal U.S. visas that are fully funded by the charity of our partners and donors. We also provide one way transport, 1-3 months housing, food, and clothing to support our refugees in the process of their fresh start. Some of our partner companies sponsor our refugees through work programs. Once they have arrived, they also employ them to provide stable income for their new life. Our goal is to see the globe become a safe space for all LGBTQI+ members. In addition to our work with persecuted individuals, we also advocate for changes in toxic legislation to improve conditions for all members of the LGBTQI+ community worldwide.
To submit an application, please email us at [email protected].
When applying please include the following information. Due to the amount of applications we receive, and the time it takes to go through them, please make sure to read carefully and include all of the information listed below to make the process as easy and efficient as possible.
- Full Name
- Interests: this helps with the immigration process and matching you to an employer
- Resume: please include any relevant skills, certifications, spoken languages, etc
- Tell us your story: Your story is unique and valid.
Throughout the placement process it is very important that we know your history, experiences of persecution, what you have overcome and all of the things that make you who you are so that we can find the best fit for you in your journey to starting fresh.
Please make sure to indicate whether or not you already have a passport as well
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While our advocacy and education does largely focus on fighting for policy change and rescuing from the 75 countries listed, this list is not exhaustive. Applicants in danger from all geographic regions are welcome to apply. Our larger goal is safety and change everywhere.
Knowledge is power. This list includes the countries with current laws and punishments against homosexulity. These punishments include beatings, corrective rape, and imprisonment up to 30 years.
Algeria, Angola, Botswana, Burundi, Cameroon, Comoros, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Kenya, Liberia, Libya, Malawi, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Namibia, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Daesh, India, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Lebanon, Malaysia, Maldives, Myanmar, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Qatar, Saudia Arabia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Syria, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Yemen, Antigua & Barbuda, Barbados, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, St. Kitts & Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent & The Grenadines, Trinidad & Tobago, Cook Islands, Indonesia, Kiribati, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Russia, & Chechnya.
In over 10 countries not only is homosexualty outlawed, but it is punishable by death. Methods include burning, being thrown off the tallest building in the city, stoning, flogging, and decapitation.
Mauritania, UAE, Nigeria, Saudi Arabia, Afghanistan, Sudan, Iran, Brunei, Qatar, Somalia, and Yemen.
Change is our New Religion
Want to get involved? Do it.
Spread the word! Make sure to follow us on all our socials. You can find us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and LinkedIn at Modern Exodus. But don’t stop there! After you’ve followed we challenge you to invite 5 friends and ask them to do the same.
Donate! Would you be willing to buy lunch for a friend in need? Donate it instead. We know that one person can’t change the whole world at once but many people making little changes does. Donate $10 (cheaper than a burrito with extra guac) to Modern Exodus and challenge 5 of your friends to do the same. Boom, $60 right there that can make a huge difference in bringing a real life human to safety. All because of you. Want to take it a step further? Did you know that for every 50 people who complete the steps of this challenge, one person’s entire trip to safety, including costs of starting over here in the US, is covered.
Looking for more ways to get involved? Contact us at [email protected]