AsylumConnect Selected As Finalist In Fast Company’s 2020 World Changing Ideas Awards

AsylumConnect Selected As Finalist In Fast Company’s 2020 World Changing Ideas Awards

AsylumConnect is the world’s first tech resource platform for those fleeing persecution due to sexual orientation or gender identity

New York, April 28, 2020 — The winners of Fast Company’s 2020 World Changing Ideas Awards were announced today, honoring the businesses, policies, projects, and concepts that are actively engaged and deeply committed to flattening the curve when it comes to the climate crisis, social injustice, or economic inequality.

AsylumConnect has been selected as a Finalist in the Apps category for Fast Company’s 2020 World Changing Ideas Awards. AsylumConnect is a nonprofit leveraging technology to facilitate the safe navigation of people fleeing persecution due to their sexual orientation or gender identity.

Now in its fourth year, the World Changing Ideas Awards showcase 26 winners, more than 200 finalists, and more than 500 honorable mentions. A panel of eminent judges selected winners and finalists from a pool of more than 3,000 entries across transportation, education, food, politics, technology, and more. The 2020 awards feature entries from across the globe, from Vancouver to Singapore to Tel Aviv.

“AsylumConnect is the first ever tech resource platform designed for persecuted LGBTQ+ people and we are proud to prioritize the unique needs of the LGBTQ+ community,” said Katie Sgarro, co-founder and executive director of AsylumConnect. “At the critical intersection of LGBTQ+ and immigrant rights, our cause and scalable solution are more important than ever.”

“There seems no better time to recognize organizations that are using their ingenuity, resources, and, in some cases, their scale to tackle society’s biggest problems,” says Stephanie Mehta, editor-in-chief of Fast Company. “Our journalists, under the leadership of senior editor Morgan Clendaniel, have uncovered some of the smartest and most inspiring projects of the year.”

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