The participants of Regional Network against Homophobia, which will take place within the scope of 6th International Meeting against Homophobia are determined. Opponents of homophobia from Bosnia Herzegovina, Lebanon, Serbia, Croatia, Palestine, Israel, Armenia, Georgia, Macedonia, Greece, Montenegro, Egypt and Iran will meet in Ankara on May 20th. >>>
When my father died, I went only to the first day of the funeral. It was not that I didn’t grieve. No matter how difficult our relationship had been, no matter how many times he yelled at or slapped me, no matter how much I disappointed him because I would never be the son he wanted, he was still my father. I wanted to be there to show my respect, but I could only stomach the dirty looks of my relatives for so long. They didn’t want me to be there.
According to the San Francisco-based Organization for Refuge, Asylum & Migration (ORAM), LGBTQ refugees are among the most vulnerable refugee groups in the world today. Fleeing not only the law but also some of the most heinous torture one can imagine next to death, many migrants flee from simply their own families and friends – an entire
security net quickly left behind overnight. That trauma (which can retraumatize depending on where the queer asylum-seeker is resettled) is as fragile for the victim as
it is to the international community worker who is lending a helping hand. >>>