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7 Jul 2019

The LGBT safe spaces for those forced to flee their countries

If yesterday’s Pride parade was a celebration of LGBTQ rights the struggle for equality is by no means won. Just a few weeks after shocking pictures of two women attacked on a London bus figures show that homophobic and transphobic hate crimes have more than doubled in England and Wales over the last five years.

In 70 countries across the world – it’s still illegal to be gay – and activists are running safe houses and spaces for people who risk persecution. Minnie Stephenson has been to meet one man forced to flee his country, because of his sexuality.