Free to Be Me photo series by Steven Laxton
Nov 20, 2017

Struggles of LGBTQ Refugees Highlighted in New Photo Series

By Sierra C. Jackson

Awarding-winning photographer Steven Laxton and New York City’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center recently launched “Free to Be Me,” a photo and essay series featuring the stories of 20 LGBTQ refugees living in the Unites States. Those profiled in the series have fled their homes out of fear of being persecuted because of their sexual orientation or gender identity or to escape politically or economically unstable regions. All but one of those featured in the series are clients of Immigration Equality, an advocacy group that provides free legal services to LGBTQ immigrants.

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»See all 20 photos at the Immigration Equality website