San Francisco: Refugees Without Refuge

A Wider Bridge invites you to a discussion moderated by our Executive Director ,Arthur Slepian. Refugees Without Refuge: Stories of LGBTQ Refugees stranded in the Middle East – with Subhi Nahas, Human Rights Activist, Founder of the Spectra Project.

Thurs. July 27th at 6p. at the Commonwealth Club, 555 Post St. S.F.
Tickets: $20 (Free to Students, $8 Commonwealth Club members)
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RELATED: A Wider Bridge is raising $5,000 to support the Aguda-Israel LGBTQ Taskforce’s LGBTQ Refugee Program, which assists at-risk LGBTQ refugees fleeing Middle Eastern and African states.

Subhi Nahas, founder and board chair of Spectra Project and a Syrian refugee who gained asylum in the U.S. in 2015, will describe his experiences as a refugee as well as his efforts to help others and advocate for minorities of different sexual orientations and genders in the Middle East and North Africa. While many organizations assist refugees worldwide, only one organization supports the extremely vulnerable group of refugees from the Middle East and North Africa regions who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender and who remain in countries of transit, unsure of when and if they will be resettled. Nahas has been recognized by the California State Assembly, testified at the first United Nations assembly on LGBTQ rights and has received numerous prestigious awards.