Yet he felt unsafe as a refugee and as a homosexual, as the Syrian population began to scapegoat both communities for the conflict. All photos: United Nations. There are precious few resettlement slots: Most LGBT activities and connections in the past were largely online — yet here there is a tangible sense of grass-roots activism. In return for "favours", she was allowed to pass.
Mary, a transgender woman from Aleppo, left Syria six months before the uprising, in March
But the number of night spots are on the rise, especially in Bab Sharqi—an area in the eastern part of the city. Before departing, her thoughts on returning to Syria one day were like those of many other LGBTs being evacuated: I have money.