Queer Refugees for Pride
"Queer Refugees for Pride” is a political campaign which launched by asylum seekers/refugees in 2016.
Lesbians, gays, bisexuals, transgender, queer and intersex (LGBT*QI) people are among the most persecuted individuals in the world today. In many countries, LGBTQI people regularly face harassment, arrest, persecution, interrogation, torture, and beatings.
These human rights violations propel thousands to flee their countries. Yet without focused attention and assistance from the international humanitarian community, these refugees continue to be deprived of basic safety or protection. The lucky few who manage to escape often find that conditions in their countries of transit are not much better than those they fled.
Most refugees who try to find escape in Europe are moving to Germany or to other West European countries.
LGBT*QI people are often targeted for violence by authorities or civilians whom the authorities cannot or will not stop. In some places, the situation is so severe that refugees fear venturing outside in daylight.
Queer Refugees for Pride supports and advocates for people seeking refugee protection because of persecution based on sexual orientation, gender identity, or HIV status. We are engaging in outreach, advocacy and public education on LGBT*QI refugee issues.
The initiative works resolutely to break down systemic barriers to their (ours) safety and shelter. As a trusted leaders of LGBT*QI asylum seekers/refugees and their advocates, Queer Refugees for Pride lays the groundwork for changes by researching the problems and aiming to transform its highly regarded expertise into essential advocacy.
Another aim is, we strive to realize the network all of the organization in Germany which works with or for LGBT*QI asylum seekers/refugees problems.