Refugees Without Refuge: Stories of LGBTQ Refugees Stranded in the Middle East
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.
MLF: Middle East, LGBT
The Commonwealth Club
555 Post St.
San Francisco, 94102
Human Rights Activist; Founder/Board Chair, Spectra Project
Executive Director, A Wider Bridge—Moderator
5:30 p.m. networking reception
6 p.m. program