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Faith leaders unite to support LGBT asylum-seekers

by AlixHines
Apr 22, 2014


Faith leaders in Chicago are working together to support LGBT people fleeing oppressive regimes worldwide. In more than 75 countries it is illegal to be LGBT or support LGBT community organizations, according to Rev. Lois Parr of Broadway United Methodist Church. Recently, lawmakers in Nigeria and Uganda passed anti-homosexuality laws forcing many LGBT people to flee their countries and seek asylum in the U.S.