Monday, December 26, 2016

Detailed story on Aleppo and LGBT people


The Washington Blade offers a front page detailed story by Michael K. Lavers, “Tales from Aleppo: Former LGBT residents of besieged city talk horrors of war,” link here.

The article gives the detailed journey of a young gay male resident of western Aleppo, controlled by Assad, to Turkey, leaving family behind.



Aleppo apparently did not have gay bars or an open gay community before the civil war started.  Everything was “under the table”.

But Aleppo now is probably pretty far removed from most LGBT Americans, and it is hard to see whether it will lead to an increase in asylum seekers.
 
Wikipedia attribution link for Syrian destruction, FICO link

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