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A gay asylum seeker

This is about a gay man from a country in the former Soviet Union.

Some countries have offered asylum to LGBT individuals who have suffered persecution. The video is about a gay man from a country in the former Soviet Union. He shares his story of the trauma of being gay and seeking asylum in the United States.

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