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Refugees Are More Than Just News Stories. They Are Human Beings, Too

Subhi Nahas, 29, was one of the grand marshals at NYC Pride -- not long after being forced to flee war-torn Syria. Now he is calling on the community to help LGBT+ refugees still in danger

I WAS BORN in a small town in Syria's Idlib province called Ma'aret al-Nu'man. I always knew that I was different from the other kids; I didn't know what made me feel this way but I always knew that I had to keep it to myself.

Growing up, kids picked up on the difference and I was constantly bullied at school. I never felt safe anywhere, even at home where my father was verbally and physically abusive because of my gender expression.

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