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Tenement Talk: In Search of Home- LGBTQ Refugees in NYC

MondayJun 10 2019 @ 6 PM - 8 PM

Finding a safe place to call home is essential for new arrivals, and perhaps even more so for LGBTQ refugees who are fleeing their home countries because of violence and religious persecution, but also due to the fact that being LGBTQ is still a crime in many countries. Edafe Okporo, an activist, refugee, and director of a homeless shelter, is joined by others to talk about the challenges LGBTQ refugees face in finding a safe place to live, as well as a welcoming community, once they have arrived in New York City.