10 Tweets to Share on World Refugee Day
Each year on June 20th, the United Nations marks World Refugee Day, calling attention to the tens of millions of people forced out of their homes and countries due to violent conflict, persecution or war. As we stand in solidarity with all refugees it is important to also understand that LGBT refugees are at great risk. Hundreds of LGBT refugees have fled Uganda, for example, and arrived in Kenya. These LGBT Ugandans report widespread violence and harasssment of LGBT people at Kenyan Refugee Camps, including harassment by the police officers monitoring the camps.
As World Refugeee Day approaches. you can play an important role in speaking out about the needs of LGBT refugees, and all refugees. Here are 10 tweets you can retweet, post on facebook, or share however you want. Use the tools you have to spread the word.
— Global LGBT Equality (@LGBTWorldFocus) June 6, 2016
— USA for UNHCR (@UNRefugeeAgency) March 18, 2016
— Peter Tatchell (@PeterTatchell) June 3, 2016
— AmnestyKenya (@AmnestyKenya) May 27, 2016
— Fareed Zakaria (@FareedZakaria) June 3, 2016
— Center Global (@centerglobal) June 6, 2016
— David Mariner (@DavidMarinerDC) June 6, 2016
— United Nations (@UN) June 5, 2016
Our values are stronger than fear. Slamming the door on refugees isn’t who we are.https://t.co/ISEisdQbWf
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) November 21, 2015
Farah Abdi, a trans refugee, urges organisations across Europe to do more to support and be inclusive for LGBTI refugees. #TGEUCouncil2016
— Paul Dillane (@Paul_Dillane) June 5, 2016