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Help American LGBTQ Victims of Violence Overseas

by Pathways to Safety International
Help American LGBTQ Victims of Violence Overseas
Help American LGBTQ Victims of Violence Overseas
Help American LGBTQ Victims of Violence Overseas
Help American LGBTQ Victims of Violence Overseas
Help American LGBTQ Victims of Violence Overseas
Help American LGBTQ Victims of Violence Overseas

Project Report | Jul 25, 2016
Sam is safe because of you!

By Paula Lucas | Founder & Executive Director

When Sam went to Lebanon earlier this year to conduct research on the Syrian refugee crisis. He knew that being gay was not criminalized, but there is a code in their laws that prohibits “sexual intercourse contrary to the order of nature,” and is often used to prosecute LGBT people.

While he was working he met a man and they began dating and moved in together to save money on rent. Just two months into their relationship his partner began becoming moody and jealous. When he became physically violent Sam tried to end it. His partner threatened to "out" them both in Lebanon and together they would suffer the consequences of being gay. Sam convinced his partner he didn't mean it and called us.

We safety planned with Sam and helped him come up with a safe exit plan. Sam pretended to not be feeling well. His partner went to work, Sam went to the airport and flew home.

We truly appreciate your donations that make it possible to help people in the LGBTQ community abroad! The AODVC Team

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Organization Information

Pathways to Safety International

Location: Portland, OR - USA
Facebook: Facebook Page
Project Leader:
Paula Lucas
Portland , OR United States
$5,955 raised of $50,000 goal
186 donations
$44,045 to go
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