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14 Dec
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Kids learn about LGBTI refugees

LGBTI refugees Ali Khoie and Subhi Nahas had the great opportunity to answer kids questions about what it was like being gay and fleeing their homeland to the U.S. recently. “I was blown away and very moved by the presentation, ...

helping refugees
13 Dec
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Jean-Pierre’s Story

This is the story of a young man, Jean-Pierre*, whose mother tried to kill him when she discovered he was gay. Growing up in Central Africa, Jean-Pierre felt from a young age that he was different. Suspected by others of ...

Organization for Refuge, Asylum, and Migration’S Subhi Nahas, left, a gay Syrian refugee, and guest Michael Colbruno, right, at the ORAM benefit in San Francisco on October 15, 2015. (Photo: Michael Colbruno)
06 Dec
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Supporters of LGBTI Refugees Begin To Host Events

Gay San Franciscans are standing up for LGBTI Middle Eastern refugees by hosting individual-driven events. Steve Keith wanted to do something to help LGBTI refugees. He was inspired by a recent lecture by the Organization for Refuge, Asylum and Migration ...

San Francisco, California
01 Dec
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ORAM welcomes new Director of San Francisco Office

ORAM is proud to announce the addition of Peter “Pini” Altman as its development director and head of the San Francisco office. Peter is a longtime LGBTI activist and experienced nonprofit leader with nearly a two decades of experience. Peter ...

20 Nov
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A Gay Iranian’s Tale

  Amir’s life wasn’t his own in Iran. It was difficult being a single man fielding and dodging questions from family and community members. Amir, a 30-something and gay Iranian, (using a pseudonym here to protect his privacy) couldn’t be ...

20 Nov
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Gay Middle Eastern Refugees Speak at USF

The Organization for Refuge, Asylum and Migration’s Neil Grungras, executive director, and San Francisco office staff Ali Khoie and Subhi Nahas spoke about the LGBTI Middle Eastern refugee experience in Turkey followed by arrival in the U.S. at a talk ...

17 Nov
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Organization for Refuge, Asylum & Migration: “U.S. Can’t Turn its Back on Vulnerable Refugee Populations”

ANKARA, TURKEY – Releasing a statement today from a United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) sponsored training in Ankara, Turkey, Neil Grungras, Executive Director of the Organization for Refuge, Asylum, and Migration (ORAM), called on the U.S. government not to turn its back ...

21 Oct
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Guests enjoy an elegant evening in support of ORAM

by ORAM Staff Gay Syrian refugee Subhi Nahas, who spoke before the United Nation’s Security Council’s first-ever LGBT meeting in New York in August, shared his story to community leaders at a small gathering benefiting the Organization for Refuge, Asylum, ...

21 Oct
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ORAM welcomes new board member

By ORAM Staff ORAM is proud to announce that Noah Drezner Pizmony-Levy has joined our Board of Directors. Noah is a philanthropy expert who has authored six books and 20 book chapters along with many articles on philanthropy and leadership ...

21 Oct
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ORAM SF team members

By ORAM Staff Our San Francisco office is staffed by a talented and committed team. Management Consultant Ali Khoie is originally from Iran. He has a multifaceted operationsbackground spanning eight years that includes organizational, project, and database management. Ali also ...

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