Berlin Develops Shelter for Gay Refugees

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Germany has begun to create safe havens for gay refugees seeking protection after human rights violations A gay rights group, with help from Berlin’s city council, has opened a shelter for those refugees fleeing unsafe areas helping provide protection for over 120 people.

According to Euronews, the gay refugees experience harassment and violence often from other refugees. The Berlin Homosexual Counsel’s head, Stephan Jaekel, said, “They are refugees like any other refugee, but they are also culturally isolated. And they have experienced a lot of violence. It starts with psychological violence… And it goes from verbal expressions of disapproval to discrimination up to physical violence with broken arms, broken noses, there’ve even been some attempted murders.”

 

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