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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.

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The video features the work of PASSOP (People Against Suffering Oppression and Poverty), an organisation which provides support and encourages gay refugee rights activism.

> Visit PASSOP website

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.


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