weil ich so bin

 

LGBT stands for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender – terms that are barely heard of in German refugee policy. Yet, there are LGBT people who are seeking asylum in Germany due to war or homophobia in their countries of origin. And still, there are too little answers to the problems that these refugees are facing after their escape. Refugees who are extraordinarily in need of protection. Because even in Germany, they don't find peace and are exposed to the homophobia of their compatriots. Many LGBT refugees don't come out for fear of assaults that take place on a regular basis. For my series of LGBT refugees I travelled all over Germany to find people who would share their story with me. Very few were willing to do so – for fear of homophobia in Germany.