LGBTIQ homelessness is a much under addressed issue in the European and Central-Asian region, a reality that needs to change.
Mazen Masoud is a human rights activist from Libya who now lives in Bologna, Italy as a refugee. He is an intersex, trans and black person fighting racism.
I am Mazen, a Libyan refugee living in Italy since three years. I was born intersex, my family has chosen a female name for me. So this was the first episode of discrimination against me.
I have tried so much with other activists to change our culture in Libya, so all LGBTI people could live safely without discrimination or the risk of losing their lives.
The report highlights that LGBTI people are particularly vulnerable to violence, ill-treatment and discrimination, many facing it every day.
By Tawseef Khan, Lawyer and Activist
Breaking down myths about religion and identities of LGBTI people
Let older LGBTI people shine