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Project January 6, 2020

LGBTQ Migrants in Europe: Forming Communities

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Fleeing from those who fled alongside you is often the reality for many LGBTQ+ refugees, asylum seekers and migrants arriving in Europe. 

For reasons connected with their sexuality and/or gender identity, many individuals seek political and humanitarian refuge in European countries. This project examines how this minority within a minority is forming a sense of community, challenging stereotypes, and fighting racism and xenophobia simultaneously. 

Following key individuals across Europe over the course of several months, this project documents the plight of those seeking to make a difference in their countries from abroad. The stories focus on the difficulties faced by these people, challenging the narratives of what it means to be a labeled a refugee, and a member of the LGBTQ+ community at the same time. 

Navigating the asylum systems of various countries, trying to make an impact, and nurturing a sense of community, is no easy task, but those featured in this photo-led series of reports highlight the lives and realities of those doing just that. 

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