Amani Zreba, 36, was forced to flee Tripoli six years ago because of her sexuality. “I had a girlfriend from Egypt, and the whole society was hostile to us. At first I went to Egypt with her. I stayed there for a year, but I had to move even from there,” she told me. Zreba now lives in Milan, and is a volunteer for Immigrazione e Omosessualita,an association supporting LGBT refugees. “I came here as asylum seeker," she said. "It was not easy, but after six months I got my status as a political refugee."
September 20 / Open Democracy