Panel Discussion: LGBT Immigration


The United States has the highest total number of immigrants of any country in the world. Historically, political unrest abroad has led many people, including LGBT individuals, to seek refuge or asylum in the US. Sadly, the current political climate threatens to make the immigration process more difficult and contentious, leaving many to wonder what their standing is.

On Monday, September 18, please join Strut and The LGBT Asylum Project as we highlight the struggles of LGBT immigration for friends, partners and allies. Hosted by Donna Sachet, an international panel of presenters will discuss LGBT survival and resilience, and the diversity that immigration brings to both San Francisco and Strut.

The Strut Health Navigation team and San Francisco AIDS Foundation Latino Programs team will also provide info on the various services that are available to immigrants.

The event starts at 7:00 PM. It’s FREE, and all are welcome!

Hosted by Donna Sachet

-- Okan Sengun & Brooke Westling - Co-Founders of The LGBT Asylum Project -
-- Subhi Nahas - Syrian refugee / Founder of Spectra Project -
-- Alaa Eddine Lahmadi - Human rights activist

Panel moderator: Adam Sandel

Musical performances by:
-- Mete Tasin, Turkey -
-- Igor Chudak, Russia
-- Alaa Eddine Lahmadi, Tunisia


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