As the world celebrates LGBTQ Pride and World Refugee Day this June, we consider the intersection.
Almost 80 countries criminalize same-sex relations, with punishment ranging from life imprisonment
to the death penalty. As a result, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Intersex (LGBTQI+)
people are often in danger and forced to flee, becoming refugees or asylum seekers.
But discrimination often waits abroad. The video below, by Meredith Blake and Mădălina Bot,
describes the lengthy procedures, troubling interview process, and other issues in Austria today:
If you’re looking for support – or looking to provide support for others – we’ve curated
great initiatives for LGBTQI+ people in refugee or asylum situations. Click to explore.
The challenges of LGBTQI+ people in relation to refugee and asylum issues
cuts across multiple SDGs. Many thanks to Mădălina Bot and Meredith Blake
for providing the video and inspiration for this month’s SDG2030.me spotlight!
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