Friday, April 23, 2010

Equality Texas Seeks Help Resettling Iraqi Refugees

I’ve tried to keep this blog restricted to strictly political and policy issues, but I just got this message from Equality Texas and it’s too important to ignore.

“We just met two gay men who escaped from Iraq and are resettling in Austin. Seeking referral services for refugee settlement, employment, ESL, & community building. Contact chuck@equalitytexas.org with service referrals.”

If you are in Austin and can help in anyway, please do.

The plight of queer people in Iraq is reaching genocide levels and is not receiving enough attention in the straight press. There is an excellent article in the spring issue of Winq Magazine if you are looking for more information. Unfortunately, it’s not online but you should be able to find it at the bookstore.

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