Invisible in the City

Persecution on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity is often the motivating factor for flight, but is seldom the reason given by refugees and asylum seekers themselves.

This report explores the challenges of LGBTQ persons in Ecuador, Ghana, Israel, and Kenya. Their invisibility is a survival mechanism but creates challenges for assistance. 

Prepared by Yiftach Millo for HIAS with the support of the Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration of the U.S. Department of State, February 2013

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