The Migrant Crisis Podcast
About This Show
A weekly podcast on all things related to the Migrant Crisis. With journalists Mike Meehall Wood, Sophie Pornschlegel, and Frey Lindsay.
Most Recent Episode
February 16: It's about the life they want. (The LGBT episode)
Welcome to the Migrant Crisis Podcast, a show about diversity made by three straight white people. This episode is brought to you by Transfergo.
It's LGBT history month, and to celebrate we are bringing you some of the voices of Gay, Lesbian and Transgender refugees, and those that work to help them integrate and find new lives:
- Javid Nabiyev, an Azerbaijani political activist who fled after being publicly outed, tells us of the continued struggle in a new home.
- Gesa Rittinghaus works for Miles, a centre for LGBT refugees in Berlin. She's seen firsthand just how nuanced and difficult integration can be.
- And finally, Mahmoud Hassino is a Syrian journalist who fled to Turkey in 2011. He founded Syria's first gay magazine, Mawaleh, and organised the country's first gay talent competition: Mr. Gay Syria.
Help make the film of Mr. Gay Syria happen here:
Check out the work of Gesa's project here:
And get involved with Queer Refugees for Pride here:
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The Migrant Crisis Podcast will be back on the 27th of February, with a full episode.