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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

21 Oct
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Horizons Foundation honors LGBTI refugees with first-ever Courage Awards

By ORAM Staff Organization for Refuge, Asylum, and Migration staff members and LGBTI refugees Ali Khoie and Subhi Nahas were honored with the Horizons Foundation’s first-ever Courage Awards at the foundation’s 35th Anniversary Gala on October 3. An estimated 700 ...

21 Oct
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‘I was sure I’d be raped or killed. I was terrified’: My life as a gay Syrian refugee who had to flee Isis

I first escaped to Turkey, but I wasn’t even safe there – a childhood friend who had joined Isis threatened to kill me through a mutual friend By Subhi Nahas Originally published by the Independent. Growing up in my small ...

24 Aug
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United Nations Security Council Address by ORAM Advocate Subhi Nahas

United Nations Security Council Address by ORAM Advocate Subhi Nahas August 24, 2015 Your Excellencies, honored Security Council members, colleagues and friends.Marhaba – Welcome. I am humbled and honored to have the opportunity to address you and this great body ...

23 Mar
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Arabic subtitled version of Opening Doors: A Discussion with Neil Grungras

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