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Kate Mikhailova

Age 21

25 Dec 2023
Heerlen, Limburg (Netherlands)

Kate Mikhailova

Kate died by suicide after her asylum application was rejected.

Asylum seeker Kate Mikhailova, who fled Moldova, has died. The 21-year-old trans woman took her own life on Christmas Day. LGBT Asylum Support has announced this.

Her asylum application was rejected last week. Kate fled her country because of the transphobic climate. She ended up in the asylum center in Heerlen, where she again faced threats and discrimination.

Kate Mikhailova did not feel safe in the Netherlands and did not receive the protection she needed to be herself. She is the fourth asylum seeker to take her own life this year. LGBT Asylum Support is very concerned about the increase in the number of suicides among LGBTI-plus asylum seekers.

Are you thinking about suicide or worried about someone? Talking about suicide helps and can be done anonymously via chat at or by telephone on 113 or 0800-0113.

(Source: LGBT Asylum Support)

Report added: 3 Jan 2024. Last updated: 1 Mar 2024

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