No More Fear Foundation is a New York-based not-for-profit organization formed and supported by the prominent members of New York City legal, business, financial, and Broadway theatrical communities seeking to address the growing crisis of LGBTQ+ rights in many parts of the world. The Foundation provides a lifeline of resettlement services to LGBT individuals, couples, and their families seeking refuge and asylum in the United States.
Nearly 80 countries around the world criminalize same-sex conduct. Where these laws are enforced, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer persons and their basic human rights are at risk. In many countries, LGBTQ youth are alone and afraid, too often the subject to arbitrary arrests, unlawful and pretrial detention, years of imprisonment, violence, and in…
(RNS) Many Muslims leave Islam when they find their sexuality and faith incompatible. But a new photo exhibit of gay and queer Muslims challenges that notion. The exhibit, which opens June 18 at the Toronto Public Library, captures the humanity of subjects with close-up, intimate images. It’s the latest example of LGBT Muslims in North…
Dmitry Chizhevsky in a Saint Petersburg hospital, where he was treated for a month and a half, following an attack on an LGBT meeting. Doctors were not able to save his vision in his left eye. Image by Misha Friedman. Russia, 2013. Source: Pulitzercenter.org
Misha Friedman, a good friend and supporter of our Foundation is a brilliant documentary photographer with a background in international relations . His recent project deals with many faces of the LGBT community in Russia. Source: Pulitzercenter.org
Being different in Russia is not celebrated, it is prosecuted. The country’s LGBT community lives in constant fear. Until recently, there were only random attacks by religious zealots, but this year it became a government-led war. […] Source: Pulitzercenter.org
Our friend and great supporter Anton Krasovsky, Russian TV-anchor and journalist, who was fired after publicly coming-out, made a video statement for No More Fear Foundation.