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Fearing violence, LGBT refugees rarely seek help

 IPS 04 July 2019

Despite their extreme vulnerability, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) refugees often do not seek the assistance they need, since revealing their sexual or gender identities can put them in grave danger. IPS learns how the UNHCR is taking steps to ensure the safety of LGBTI refugees, who face a double-edged sword: “Many in the host country discriminate against them for being a refugee, and many from their country discriminate against them for being LGBTI.” (780 Words) - By Lyndal Rowlands

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LGBT persons participate in a gay pride parade in Uganda, one of the countries where LGBT refugees face violence. Credit: Amy Fallon/IPS

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