April 8, 2014 By Danny Kaufman, Development & Communications Officer
The Safe Passage Fund was created to provide travel funds and support to LGBTQ individuals and allies who face immediate threats of arrest, attacks, violence and persecution in countries where harsh laws have fostered a climate of extreme homophobia.
Today, Uganda and Nigeria are among African countries where harsh anti-gay laws have spurred hundreds of LGBTQ individuals, gender rights and HIV/AIDS activists to go into hiding and seek refuge in other countries. Russia, Iran, and Ivory Coast also among countries where state-sanctioned homophobia has pushed members of the LGBTQ community and their allies to seek emergency refuge from acts and threats of violence, arrest, and severe discrimination.
For more information on the Safe Passage Fund and how you can make a donation, click here.