"Caught Between Borders" by Malia Politzer and Annie Hylton (illustration by Eric Chow)
From Longreads, this "yearlong investigation into the plight of African LGBTI asylum seekers — for which we interviewed dozens of African LGBTI-identified asylum seekers, lawyers, and human rights activists on three different continents — reveal[s] that systemic gaps in the asylum process mean that members of this particularly vulnerable population often fall through the cracks. If you’re African and LGBTI, true safety is often unachievable."
6,991 words. Est. reading time: 25 min.
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Longreads Club: LGBTI Asylum Seekers in Africa
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