It’s LGBT history month, and to celebrate we are bringing you some of the voices of Gay, Lesbian and Transgender refugees, and those that work to help them integrate and find new lives:
– Javid Nabiyev, an Azerbaijani political activist who fled after being publicly outed, tells us of the continued struggle in a new home.
– Gesa Rittinghaus works for Miles, a centre for LGBT refugees in Berlin. She’s seen firsthand just how nuanced and difficult integration can be.
– And finally, Mahmoud Hassino is a Syrian journalist who fled to Turkey in 2011. He founded Syria’s first gay magazine, Mawaleh, and organised the country’s first gay talent competition: Mr. Gay Syria.
Help make the film of Mr. Gay Syria happen here: www.kisskissbankbank.com/en/projects/…y-syria-film
Check out the work of Gesa’s project here: berlin.lsvd.de/projekte/miles/
And get involved with Queer Refugees for Pride here: refugee-pride.org/index.php/de/