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Tenement Museum Pride Talk 2019 Edafe Okporo Interview by John Washington

By Edafe Okporo

As part of the acclaimed Tenement Talk series, Edafe Okporo was interviewed by Journalist John Washington on a discussion around the challenges LGBTQ refugees face in their search to find a home. For more information please visit www.edafeokporo.com  Finding a safe place to call home is essential for new arrivals, and perhaps even more so for LGBTQ refugees who are fleeing their home countries because of violence and religious persecution, but also due to the fact that being LGBTQ is still a crime in many countries. Edafe Okporo, an activist, refugee, and director of a homeless shelter, is joined by others to talk about the challenges LGBTQ refugees face in finding a safe place to live, as well as a welcoming community, once they have arrived in New York City. John Washington writes about immigration and border politics, as well as criminal justice, photography, and literature. He is also an award winning translator, having translated Óscar Martinez, Anabel Hernández, and Sandra Rodriguez Nieto, among others. His first book, on US asylum policy, is forthcoming from Verso Books in 2020. Find more of his work at www.jblackburnwashington.com.  --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/edafeokporo/support

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