This Short Film Explores the Challenges LGBT Refugees Face Living in South Africa
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By Sarah Karlan
Many LGBT Africans seek asylum and refuge in South Africa, where the constitution – put into effect in 1996 by President Nelson Mandela – promises equal rights to all.
A new video from Atlantic Philanthropies, a foundation focusing on human rights around the globe, shows that despite written law – tolerance and acceptance do not come easily.
BuzzFeed has an exclusive look at the video, which features several LGBT refugees currently residing in South Africa.
The video features the work of PASSOP (People Against Suffering Oppression and Poverty), an organisation which provides support and encourages gay refugee rights activism.
PASSOP is a grantee (via a re-grant from Centre for Education Policy Development) of Atlantic’s Reconciliation & Human Rights programme in South Africa, which funds efforts to protect equal rights.