2014 Couple Of The Year
Joseph & Rashid

from Vancouver, BC, Canada

It's been a long hard road for Kayizzi Joseph Kizito and his partner of one and half years, Rashid, a young gay couple from Uganda, who fled to Kenya before the signing of the Anti-Homosexuality Act by President Yoweri Museveni. Today, with thanks to UNHCR, HIAS and my U.S. based Relief Fund, as supported by kind people in the global LGBT community, Joseph and Rashid landed safely in their country of resettlement, which not only acknowledges that the couple are not criminals for loving each other, but welcomes them with open arms.

The success of gay men like Joseph and Rashid who are given an opportunity to flourish through freedom, who can now be public – not forced to continue to hide, will set a visible example for the people back home, that ‘being gay is perfectly okay.’

If you would like to help support LGBT asylum seekers and refugees please take a look at this organization: https://www.nomorefearfoundation.org
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