In recognition of Pride and Refugee Awareness Month, the Tenement Museum hosts a conversation exploring the experiences of LGBTQ refugees, some of our most vulnerable immigrants. In almost 80 countries around the world it is a crime to be LGBTQ. Facing violence and persecution, there are organizations reaching out to provide support in the form of food, shelter, health care, and legal representation.
This conversation will feature:
Subhi Nahas, Chairman of the Board Spectra Project
Spectra Project provides support for LGBTQ refugees in the Middle East and Northern Africa while they are in countries of transit, or those who are stuck under direct threat in their countries of origin.
Aaron Morris, Executive Director at Immigration Equality
Immigration Equality provides advice and legal services to thousands of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and HIV-positive immigrants seeking refuge, fair treatment, and freedom in the United States.
Iman Le Caire, political refugee from Egypt, artist, activist, and trans figure in the New York LGBTQ community
Kevin Jennings, President, Tenement Museum