Queerbase are in the Turkis Rosa Lila Villa, the community centre for lesbians, gays and trans people in Vienna. The Villa is a place for consultation and communication as well as mutual encouragement and support for LGBTIQ people by LGBTIQ people.
Queer Base offers regular consultation sessions, open to everyone, which address issues relating to asylum and LGBTIQ.
We offer counselling related to legal matters, social aspects and coming out as well as networking with the community and support for medical and psychological concerns. We then refer you to experts in these areas. We also offer training opportunities for organisations that are involved in the asylum system.
We know that translating questions about your sexual orientation and gender identity is a very delicate matter. This is why we mostly work with translators who are LGBTIQ themselves. Together with Diakonie Lares and Tralalobe, we arrange housing for LGBTIQ asylum seekers who have submitted their asylum claim. We refer asylum seekers granted refugee status to organisations that can help them find a flat.