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Worried About LGBTI Russians? Worry About What Happens After They Flee

Our great supporter, Neil Grungras, an Executive Director of the only LGBT Resettlment organization in the world, ORAM INTERNATIONAL writes: “Those who are concerned for LGBTI Russians can show solidarity in the ways that Russian LGBTI activists themselves ask for it; help asylum seekers secure legal assistance with their applications; and offer financial, practical, and moral support to new arrivals struggling to survive and integrate.” (Read full text)

All LGBTI people deserve to lead safe, productive lives in their home countries. When that isn’t possible and forced migration is the only choice, they deserve to be treated with respect, compassion, and special consideration for the struggles of being sexually and gender-nonconforming in a dangerous world.