Tagged: LGBTQ Refugees

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Jul 06, 2022

In Poland, Airbnbs Offer Refuge for War-weary Ukrainians

Jul 06, 2022

In Poland, Airbnbs Offer Refuge for War-weary Ukrainians Housing was an afterthought when Oksana Bezkorovaina arrived in Poland from bordering Ukraine with her daughter Masha and sister, Maryna. The trio had been through the wringer trying to make it out of their home in Kharkiv, where they would sleep in the basement with their shoes on — ready to flee at any moment.

Jun 30, 2022

Economic Inclusion Programs Help LGBTQ Activist Build a Business – and a New Life

Jun 30, 2022

Magdiel Galeano Gómez (right) and his husband Jeffrey (left) attend Costa Rica’s pride march on June 26, 2022 in San Jose. As a political and LGBTQ activist, Magdiel Galeano Gómez had to flee Nicaragua after multiple attempts on his life. With HIAS Costa Rica by his side, he and his husband were able to build new lives – and a thriving ecologically-friendly business.

Dec 22, 2021

2021: A Year In Review

Dec 22, 2021

2021: A Year In Review 2021 may not have been much better than 2020, but HIAS remained committed to providing vital services worldwide, reaching more than 1.1 million displaced people.

Nov 25, 2021

Preventing GBV Involves Everyone

Nov 25, 2021

Preventing GBV Involves Everyone Preventing GBV is a collective responsibility and HIAS programs reflect that everybody — every individual, every organization — has a role to play.

Jun 24, 2021

WATCH: I Never Thought It Will Happen to Me

Jun 24, 2021

The story of Baraka, a gay man who fled his home in Rwanda after his sexuality was discovered, and the critical help he has received from HIAS Kenya.

Jun 17, 2021

WATCH: To Start Another Life, Free

Jun 17, 2021

WATCH: To Start Another Life, Free Ilia, a gay man originally from Russia, has been able to restart his life in safety in the U.S. In this original video, he recounts his ordeal, his escape from Russia, and how he has “learned to be free” in his new homeland.

Jun 16, 2021

‘Am I Going to Make It Until Tomorrow?’: A Gay Refugee’s Escape from Persecution

Jun 16, 2021

‘Am I Going to Make It Until Tomorrow?’: A Gay Refugee’s Escape from Persecution Yusuf, a gay man from eastern Africa, endured years of isolation, abuse, and several close brushes with death because of his sexuality. But now, with the help of HIAS and its local resettlement partners, he's rebuilding his life in safety and dignity.

Jun 07, 2021

Let Me Tell You Why I Think of Adam During Pride Month

Jun 07, 2021

Let Me Tell You Why I Think of Adam During Pride Month Yiftach Millo has worked on LGBTQ refugee issues for many years, but for Pride month he tells the story of Adam, the "ultimate" refugee.

Jun 01, 2021

How HIAS Came to Work With LGBTQ Refugees

Jun 01, 2021

How HIAS Came to Work With LGBTQ Refugees While LGBTQ outreach is not a core part of HIAS’ work, it is vitally important and has had a profound impact on many hundreds of LGBTQ refugees' lives.

Jun 30, 2020

For Trans Women Refugees, HIAS Can Be a Lifeline

Jun 30, 2020

For Trans Women Refugees, HIAS Can Be a Lifeline With more and more transgender women approaching HIAS for help, particularly in Latin America, we have made their well-being a top priority.